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Co-moderating UITP ANZ webinar “ZEB in ANZ: Learning Global to Act Local”

I really enjoyed co moderating the UITP ANZ webinar "ZEB in ANZ: Learning Global to Act Local" on 17th April 2024. The webinar was a worldwide tour all without leaving your desk, so it was an excellent use of time! Check out the slides available on UITP's website. UITP MyLibrary...
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CILT- Visit to MTR Crossrail Romford Control Centre, London, 2023

Delighted to see my article published in Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in March 2024 following on from the control visit in November 2023. Please see below for the article for reference. On Friday 17th November, the Rail Study Forum organised a fascinating visit to the Elizabeth Line Route...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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! Celebrating a decade with cake...
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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...
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Supporting Stagecoach Manchester Tranche 2 bid, August 2023

Delighted to have helped Stagecoach win Tranche 2 bus contracts from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM). The Tranche 2 contracts, which will begin on 24 March 2024 and run for a period of five years with a option to extend for 2 years. The Tranche 2 contracts will see Stagecoach...
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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...
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Transit Orientated Development (TOD) – UITP/LTA training, April 2023

It was great to have delivered a talk on transit orientated development virtually in Singapore to a mix of attendees hosted by UITP and Land Transport Agency in Singapore. I covered case studies in UK and Middle East with a brief summary of "good" transit orientated development case studies below....