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SAPT Proposals for Public Transport Integration in Rural Areas

Bus and rail usage are not expected to recover fully to pre-covid levels in the foreseeable future. The commercial basis for rail franchising and bus operations is no longer viable. The future of rail franchising is awaiting publication of the UK Williams Review. ScotRail is a self-contained network so unification of train operations and infrastructure…

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AGM Friday 17th September 2021

Guest Speaker: Bill Reeve, Rail Director, Transport Scotland Rail Recovery Prospects Decarbonisation Strategy Implications of government ownership of ScotRail Public Transport Integration Prospects The committee has decided to hold the AGM virtually over Zoom, as there is still a degree of anxiety about travel and social distancing. Full details will be provided on our website…

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De-carbonising public transport

Transport is a major contributor to greenhouse gases and other harmful emissions worldwide and efforts to reduce these are important for all forms of public transport. Moving from oil to low-carbon energy for transport raises important issues in terms of electrical power generation and distribution systems.  At our 2019 AGM in Perth, our Vice-chairman and…

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Bus and Rail Recovery

The current slump in bus and train usage due to covid-19 raises the question of how public transport can recover once continuing medical advances diminish the coronavirus health risks. Transport Scotland figures show rail use at only 30% of previous levels, with 60% of bus users having returned. More home working and online shopping are…