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Publication Schedule 2017 Issue

Publication (Friday)

Booking Deadline (Monday)

Copy Deadline (Tuesday)


January 13

January 9

January 10


January 27

January 23

January 24


February 10

February 6

February 7

Robert Jack


February 24

February 20

February 21

Managing Editor & Publisher


March 10

March 6

March 7


March 24

March 20

March 21


April 7

April 3

April 4


April 21

April 17

April 18


May 5

May 1

May 2


May 19

May 15

May 16

Launched in 2011, the magazine has established itself as the must-read title for decision-makers in UK passenger transport. Passenger Transport is the best route to reach the key people in this market.


June 2

May 29

May 30


June 16

June 12

June 13


June 30

June 26

June 27


July 14

July 10

July 11

Each issue offers detailed analysis, informed comment and unrivalled news coverage. This unbeatable combination ensures each issue comes to the top of the in-tray every fortnight or management, investors and policy-makers: senior executives with budgets of millions of pounds.


July 28

July 24

July 25


August 11

August 7

August 8


August 25

August 21

August 22


September 8

September 4

September 5


September 22

September 18

September 19


October 6

October 2

October 3


October 20

October 16

October 17


November 3

October 30

October 31


November 17

November 13

November 14


December 1

November 27

November 28


December 15

December 11

December 12


January 5 (2018)

January 1

January 2

Independent and influential, Passenger Transport addresses the challenges that face passenger transport in the UK and around the world - and looks at the future of this vital sector in a changing society.

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Subscriber Breakdown 17.6% Other

6.5% 7.4% 29.8%

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Meet The Team Our Contributors: Jonathan Bray

Robert Jack

Andrew Garnett

James Dark

Managing Editor & Publisher

Deputy Editor

Associate Editor

Robert has worked as a journalist, editor and publisher in the passenger transport sector for 16 years. He joined Transit magazine in 1998 and became it’s Editor in 2000. He played a key role in many conferences and events, including the 2008 and 2009 PassengerTransport Management Awards.

After graduating from Aston University with a BSc in Transport Management, Andrew joined transport group Go-Ahead Group’s graduate training scheme. He later joined bus company Wilts & Dorset. Andrew left Go-Ahead in 2005 to join Transit and later became the magazine’s Deputy Editor.

James has worked in transport journalism for the past 17 years, holding senior editorial positions on several titles. In addition to his Associate Editor role on Passenger Transport, James assists in the management of the Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.

Jonathan is Director of the PTEG Support Unit, representing the strategic transport bodies serving the six largest city regions outside London. His background is a mix of transport policy and transport campaigning.

Martijn Gilbert Martijn Gilbert is the CEO of award winning Reading Buses. He’s spent 16 years working in the passenger transport industry in both bus and rail. He’s a keen user of public transport, and is passionate about great customer service and and finding the next innovations to improve services

Nick Richardson Nick is Director of the Transport Planning Society. He is also Projects Director at transport consultancy Mott MacDonald, a Director of CILT UK and chair of PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd.

Chris Cheek

George Muir

John Nelson




Chris has worked in the passenger transport industry for 40 years. He is a Director of The TAS Partnership, the specialist public transport consultancy, and of its publishing arm, TAS Publications & Events Ltd. He is also a Director of Transport Events Group, organisers of the UK Bus Awards.

George is presently Chairman of the Aberdeen University Transport Research Advisory Board. Previously, he was Director General of the Association of Train Operating Companies from 1999 to 2008 and oversaw the train operators’ response to the great challenges of these nine years.

Since leaving British Rail in 1997 to set up his own businesses, John has been a management consultant in the transport sector. He founded First Class Partnerships and he remains as Associate, specialising in the development of business strategy and managing change in the UK and abroad.

Testimonials “I think Passenger Transport makes a really valuable contribution to informing our industry. It just has to be read when it arrives!” GILES FEARNLEY Managing Director First UK Bus

Alex Warner Alex has experience of rail to tube, bus, coach and aviation. He has held Director level posts at several train operating companies, including Stansted Express rail business, then becoming South Eastern Trains Retail Director and Midland Mainline’s Customer Services Director. He is Chief Executive of Flash Forward Consulting

“Passenger Transport is truly multi modal, so whether it’s light rail, trams or our main rail business it provides highly relevant news and analysis.”

“Passenger Focus subscribes to Passenger Transport because it provides, every fortnight, a good mix of analysis, news and comment - all pretty jargon free.”

HOWARD SMITH Chief Operating Officer Transport for London - London Rail

ANTHONY SMITH Chief Executive Passenger Focus

2017 Feature List Issue & Publication Date

Special Feature/Supplement

Event Coverage

151 January 13

Buses in Wales 2017: special publication

152 January 27

Journey planning

Transport Ticketing Global 2017 show report

153 February 10

Getting young people on board

154 February 24

End-to-end journeys

UK Bus Summit event report

155 March 10

Cashless ticketing

156 March 24

Mobility as a Service

157 April 7

Global Public Transport Review 2017

158 April 21

Integrating cycling and public transport

159 May 5

The ALBUM Report 2017: special publication

Global Public Transport Summit preview

160 May 19

Passenger information

Global Public Transport Summit show report

161 June 2

Smart City Hubs (stations and interchanges)

162 June 16

Customer service

163 June 30

The future of public transport

164 July 14

Apprenticeships in passenger transport

165 July 28

Light rail

166 August 11


167 August 25

Air quality and greener buses

168 September 8

Bus design

169 September 22

High Speed Rail

Coach & Bus UK 2017 preview

170 October 6

Graduate recruitment: tomorrow’s leaders

Coach & Bus UK 2017 show report

171 October 20

Employee development

172 November 3

Cycle-Rail 2017: special publication

173 November 17

Bus Rapid Transit

174 December 1

Personalised customer relationships

175 December 15

Scheduling and routing software

UK Bus Awards 2017 “big book of big winners”

176 January 5 (2018)

Review of 2017 (sponsorship available)

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Key Publications BUSES IN WALES 2017 Date: January 13



Date: April 15


Distribution: Passenger Transport Delegate packs at Buses Services Summit

Distribution: Passenger Transport UITP Montréal 2017: Global Public Transport Summit

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Local scheduled bus services account for the overwhelming majority of all public transport journeys in Wales (101 million passenger journeys in 2014-15). Our Buses in Wales 2017 report will highlight the work that bus companies and their suppliers partners are doing in conjunction with the Welsh Government and other stakeholders to deliver high quality buses services. Appearing both in print and online, this report will be published to co-incide with the Bus Services Summit in Wales on 23rd January. Choose one of three packages:

This prestigeous new publication will explore the challenges and opportunities that face public transport around the world, and study recent achievements in the sector. It will also consider the future role of public transport in a world of rapidly-evolving technologies. Appearing both in print and online, this publication will be distributed at the world’s biggest public transport event, new Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal on 15-17th May (this event previously known as the UITP World Congress & Exhibition). Choose one of three packages.

Sponsorship packages: GOLD: £2,000 (two pages editorial + full page advertisement) SILVER: £1,200 (one page editorial + half page advertisement) BRONZE: £600 (half page advertisement)

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Date: May 5

Date: Autumn (tbc)

Distribution: Passenger Transport Delegate packs at Album Conference

Distribution: Passenger Transport Delegate packs at CPT Conference

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The ALBUM Report is a publication devoted to Britain’s independent and municipal bus companies. Building on previous publications in 2015 and 2016, this annual publication will again highlight the work that ALBUM members and the industry’s supplier partners are doing to provide high quality passenger transport services across the UK. Appearing both in print and online, the report is published to co-incide with the ALBUM Conference 2017 - which will be hosted by Blackpool Transport on 8-10th May. Choose one of three packages, with special discounts for sponsors of the ALBUM Conference.

Buses account for around 80% of all public transport journeys in Scotland. Building on previous publications in 2015 and 2016, our Scotland’s Buses 2017 report will again highlight the work that bus companies and their suppliers partners are doing in conjunction with stakeholders, like the Scottish Government, to deliver high quality buses services across Scotland. Appearing both in print and online, the report is published to co-incide with the CPT Conference. Choose one of three packages, with special discounts for sponsors of the CPT Conference.

Sponsorship packages: GOLD: £2,000 (Album Conference sponsors: £1,400) SILVER: £1,200 (Album Conference sponsors: £600) BRONZE: £600 (Album Conference sponsors: £FREE)

Sponsorship packages: GOLD: £2,000 (CPT Conference sponsors/exhibitors: £1,400) SILVER: £1,200 (CPT Conference sponsors/exhibitors: £600) BRONZE: £600 (CPT Conference sponsors/exhibitors: £FREE)

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Terms & Conditions Accounts are strictly net and must be paid within 28 days of publication. Discrepancies on invoice must be notified within 14 days of invoice date. All advertisements are subject to approval of copy. The publisher will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from any error or delay in the publication of, or the nonappearance of any advertisements, for any reason whatsoever. Charges will be made on respect of any copy requiring typesetting or studio treatment (inc. reduction, enlargement, photography and retouching). Full set of terms and conditions available on request. All prices are exclusive of VAT.

We prefer to receive press-ready PDFs. We will also accept TIFF and EPS files as long as there is a minimum image resolution of 300dpi and all images are split into CMYK. In all cases please ensure all fonts and images used are supplied and please provide a PDF proof of your advertisement. Files should be emailed to Alternatively you can post your files on DVD/CDs to: Passenger Transport Publishing Limited, Adelaide Wharf, 21 Whiston Road, London, E2 8EX. Design and typesetting service is available at a cost from £100 per advertisement.

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