Passenger Transport Insight
A series of articles featuring analysis and comment on the passenger transport scene by our site editor Chris Cheek.
Chris first joined the public transport industry in 1972 and has been analysing and commenting on the developing industry since he became a consultant in 1987.
You can see the latest articles immediately below, or gain access to a full listing by subject at the foot of the page. Select the 'Archive' option from the top menu to see a selection of Chris's earlier articles, some dating back to 1991.
Our latest review of rail patronage statistics shows that six TOCs lost passenger numbers during the summer, but all the others saw increases and the national total rose.
The latest quarterly bus statistics from DfT shown that bus patronage grew in Wales in the July-September quarter – but continued to fall elsewhere.
Demand for passenger rail services in the UK rose during the spring quarter, despite the severe problems over the new timetables. Introduced in May this year the problems caused widespread disruption to journeys in the North West and South East. In fact, only three TOCs lost patronage.
The latest review of quarterly bus statistics published by the DfT has one or two little pieces of good news to relieve the industry's gloom.