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Bus supplement 2016

Issue 5 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 October 2016  •  Eurotransport

Belgrade’s new e-bus network; a global overview of the full-electric bus market; exploring wireless technology benefits on buses; development of the European Bus and Coach Passenger Rights regulation, creating a fair deal for Scotland’s bus users; and a look at the EBSF_2 project are all topics in our Bus Supplement…

‘Super’ bus shelter unveiled in Manchester

Industry news  •  26 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A high-tech state-of-the-art bus shelter is being piloted in Manchester city centre to improve the passenger journey experience and enhance perceptions of public transport.

£30m Bus Rapid Transit North launches with X1 Steel Link service

Industry news  •  6 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Bus Rapid Transit North scheme came to fruition on Sunday 04 September with the launch the X1 Steel Link service between Rotherham and Sheffield.

Tesla takes next step towards high passenger-density urban transport

Industry news, Z homepage promo  •  1 August 2016  •  Jonathan Marriott, Eurotransport

Following the acquisition of Solarcity in a $2.6 billion agreement, this article discusses how Tesla could shape the future of high passenger-density urban transport…

Life-saving air quality plans given green light in Greater Manchester

Industry news  •  1 August 2016  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…

Redesigning the surface transport system in Barcelona

Transport Extra  •  2 February 2016  •  Graham Ellis

In a blog for Eurotransport, Graham Ellis looks at how authorities are redesigning the surface transport system in Barcelona as part of the city’s sustainable mobility plan for 2013-2018.

TfL invests £200m in bus priority schemes

Industry news  •  26 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed more than 100 bus priority schemes will be in place in the capital by April 2016 thanks to a £200 million investment.

Video: Manchester Oxford Road – Bus Priority

Videos  •  12 November 2015  •  Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Over 25 miles of the bus network are being either created or improved as part of a £122 million ‘bus priority package’ to improve bus connections on three key corridors into the city centre. This video takes you on a virtual journey along Oxford Road…

Lucerne: Establishing new public transport systems to meet demand

Issue 5 2015  •  2 November 2015  •  Norbert Schmassmann – Head of Lucerne’s public transport company VBL1

What does the agglomeration of the Swiss city of Lucerne with around 200,000 inhabitants need the most – a bus or a tram system? Lucerne’s politicians and traffic experts have discussed this question over recent years following a steady increase in frequencies on its public transport network. As Norbert Schmassmann – Head of Lucerne’s public transport company VBL – explains, the decision ultimately fell to a high quality bus system for the city…

Stadtbus Winterthur: a strategy to keep up with growing demand

Issue 5 2015  •  2 November 2015  •  Stadtbus Winterthur’s Thomas Nideröst, Director, and Reto Abderhalden, Director of Communications and Marketing

Steeped in history, the city of Winterthur in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland has seen many changes to its public transport offering over the years. But now, with areas of the city being expanded and redeveloped, plus the increase of passenger numbers, the growing demand for the city’s bus network means a new strategy must be put in place. Stadtbus Winterthur’s Thomas Nideröst, Director, and Reto Abderhalden, Director of Communications and Marketing, explain what is next for its operations and the challenges to be met by 2030…

Greener Journeys: Investment in bus infrastructure can cut pollution and deliver economic gain

Industry news  •  11 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

New research commissioned by Greener Journeys by analysts KPMG LLP has revealed investment into local bus infrastructure can deliver clear economic benefits and cuts pollution.

Sheffield transport improvement package approved in preparation for devolution

Industry news  •  9 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved a wide-ranging package of bus improvements for Sheffield which will be incorporated into the Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal.

Fully accessible bus stops now available across two London boroughs

Industry news  •  23 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for London (TfL) reveals the first two London boroughs that can provide entirely accessible bus stops.

Working to increase public transport’s popularity in Norway

Issue 3 2015  •  30 June 2015  •  Audun M. Solheim, Head of Strategy and Development, Kolumbus

Transporting approximately 65,000 bus passengers every day, Audun M. Solheim, Head of Strategy and Development at Kolumbus, gives an overview of Rogalund’s bus structure…

Gothenburg launches first electric bus route

Industry news  •  15 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Swedish city of Gothenburg has launched its first electric bus route powered by renewable energy. The new Volvo electric buses will begin service on the city’s route 55 powered by renewable electricity from wind power and hydropower. Volvo has provided the bus route with three completely electrically driven buses and seven electric hybrid buses. […]

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