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.
To coincide with the ALBUM Conference in Blackpool from 9-11 May, we have been reviewing the financial performance of 20 leading municipal and independently owned bus companies. We find that it is still possible to turn a profit from running buses – provided you do it well.
Patronage falls on Southern are offset by growth at other companies
London leads the way downwards, as annual bus patronage total drops below five billion