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BRT Report: Issue Issue 06 27 Nov 2009

Lyon and Liverpool: a tale of transport in two cities

They say travel broadens the mind and John Carr found plenty of food for thought recently in the French city of Lyon

John Carr, Secretary of BRTuk & Business Development Director, Elan PTC.

Casually scanning New Transit during a journey to Lyon, Peter Stonham’s reflections following his attendance at yet another major UITP event graced by few UK delegates set me thinking. How much can UK public transport really learn from our overseas neighbours? Once public transport in the UK could claim to lead the world. Come to that, Transport for London under a management team with a sizeable American contingent, bent on delivering the vision of a US-style maverick mayor has restored...

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