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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.


Bus passengers continue to disappear in droves

Scotland leads decline with 5.8% drop

Bus demand in Great Britain fell once more in the quarter ended 31 March by 1.9 per cent, according to statistics published by the Department for Transport. The fall meant that the rolling year total went below 4.9 billion for the third quarter in a row – the lowest patronage for twelve years.

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Season ticket losses still lead rail patronage decline

But falls restricted to eight TOCs whilst twelve maintain growth

Demand for passenger rail services in the UK remained in decline during the autumn, as the continued impact of terrorism, industrial relations problems and deteriorating punctuality drove passengers away from eight of the UK’s train operators.

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Articles about the UK bus industry

Articles about railways

Articles about wider issues concerning transport, including rapid transit and environmental matters



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