Bus Franchising Masterclass

Jersey bus
Helping UK local transport authorities to learn from their overseas counterparts on how to get bus franchising right

On June 8th 2017 Urban Transport Group (with partners) hosted an event in London where transport authorities from Jersey, the Netherlands and Australia set out how they had used bus franchising to improve bus services for passengers in a cost effective way. Nexus also presented on their experience of seeking to introduce franchising under the previous 2008 Local Transport Act (since superseded by the 2017 Bus Services Act).

You can download the presentations to the event below.


Overview of Australia and New Zealand experience

Groningen and Drenthe (Netherlands)

Tyne and Wear


Read UTG Director Jonathan Bray’s blogpost on five things he learned from the event and a blogpost on his experience of franchised bus services in Jersey.