Supporting Stagecoach in Manchester Tranche 3 bus bids, March 2024

Interesting results from Tranche 3 Manchester bus franchises which were announced on 28th March ahead of the May mayoral elections. Metroline, a new entrant to Manchester and a subsidiary of ComfortDelGro, winning 4 of 5 depots on offer. Surbon Consulting is delighted to have helped support Stagecoach on environmental and social value sections to retain…

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UITP MENA, Dubai 2024

I’m looking forward to moderating at UITP MENA (2024) from 28th February to 1st March. The conference is on the theme of “Shaping Sustainable Mobility Futures: UITP MENA 2024 conference. It is held at an interesting time since the MENA region is at a crossroads, facing rapid urbanisation and the need for greener transportation solutions,…

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Stockholm, November 2023

Stockholm Impresses with Sustainable Transportation Efforts On a recent trip to Stockholm, I was thoroughly impressed by the city’s commitment to sustainable transportation. From the moment I arrived at Arlanda Airport, I was struck by the precision and clarity of the customer information screens for the Arlanda Express train. This made it incredibly easy to…

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Celebrating 10 years of Surbon Consulting

It was fantastic to celebrate a decade of Surbon Consulting at an event in London last week for selected clients and colleagues. Thank you to everyone who came along to enjoy drinks, canapés and wine tasting from a sommelier. Here’s to the next ten years!

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Supporting UITP Training in UAE and UK, Autumn 2023

It has been a pleasure to support UITP with their training across Middle East and UK. This training has helped public transport authorities, operators, and other stakeholders make informed decisions about electric bus procurement, financing, and operations. UITP Electric Bus Training in the Middle East UITP has been actively delivering training on electric buses in…

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UITP Conference, Barcelona June 2023

I had a fantastic time at UITP 2023 conference, after a 4 year hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. Held in the lovely city of Barcelona under the theme of Bright Lights of the City, it was 4 days of intense discussions surrounding the future of public transport. I learnt a huge amount and enjoyed seeing…

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Speaking at Clean Buses in MENA, Feb 2023

I really enjoyed speaking at the Clean Buses in MENA conference in Dubai on 7th and 8th February 2023 which was organised by Global Mass Transit. It was an insightful conference with a variety of views on the future of clean buses. For me there were 3 key takeaways. Net Zero targets were mentioned frequently…

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