The 2023 National Transport Award winners are featured below.

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Full list of winners and commendations

1. Regional Transport Authority of the Year

  • Winner: Transport for West Midlands
  • Highly Commended: HITRANS

2. Exemplary approach to Active Travel & Public Space

  • Winner: Glasgow City Council – Ultra Smart Cycle System
  • Highly Commended: Leeds City Councl – Mabgate/Lincoln Green Transformation
  • HighlyCommended: Hackney Council: Rebuilding a Greener Hackney

3. Best Bus Service

  • Winner: Flixbus
  • Highly Commended: Transport for Wales: Traws Cymru T1

4. Ferry Operator of the Year

  • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers: Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

5. Excellence in Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement

  • Winner: Stagecoach East: Intelligent Speed Assist
  • Highly Commended: Lothian Buses: LB Roads

6. Transport Hub of the Year

  • AGS Airports & Aberdeen International Airport

7. Design, Engineering & Construction Project of the Year

  • Winner: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority: Class 777 Fleet Replacement
  • Highly Commended: Plymouth City Council with Balfour Beatty & Aecom: Forder Valley Link Road
  • Highly Commended: Transport for London: Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

8. Exemplary contribution to Net Zero

  • Winner: Oxfordshire County Council & Oxford City Council: Oxford Zero Emission Zone
  • Highly Commended: BAM Nuttall - Cement Free Concrete Alternative

9. Best Practice in Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility

  • Winner: City of London Corporation: The City of London Street Accessibility Tool (CoLSAT)
  • Highly Commended: Ideas Ltd: Inclusively Designed Customer Touchpoints for Elizabeth Line Surface Stations

10. Campaign of the Year

  • Winner: Avanti West Coast: Campaign to increase new female driver recruits
  • Highly Commended: British Transport Police: Speak Up Interrupt
  • Highly Commended: Network Rail: Small Talk Saves Lives

11. Digital and Technology Excellence in Transport

  • Winner: BT: BT's Active Intelligence & Network Rail transforming UK railways
  • Highly Commended: First Bus UK: UK wide rollout of Tap On, Tap Off technology across entire fleet

12. Frontline Employee / Community Champion of the Year

  • Winner: Transport for West Midlands: Kate Evans, Bus Station Supervisor
  • Highly Commended: AGS Airports & Aberdeen International Airport: Lee McCann, Communications Manager
  • Highly Commended: Brighton & Hove Buses: Martine Patey, Bus Driver
  • Highly Commended: Great Western Railway: Coral, Dan and Robin, Accessibility Mentors
  • Highly Commended: Network Rail: Gary Clements, Section Superviser
  • Highly Commended: Stagecoach Highlands: Louise MacKintosh, Bus Driver
  • Highly Commended: Transport for London: Kevin Eva, Customer Services Manager

13. Best Alliance / Collaboration of the Year

  • Winner: Cornwall Council: Transport for Cornwall Partnership (Cornwall bus operators, GWR and Cornwall Council)
  • Highly Commended: Leicester City Council and Partners: Leicester Buses Enhanced Partnership

14. Bus Operator of the Year – endorsed by Transport Focus

  • Stagecoach South

15. Rail Operator of the Year – endorsed by Transport Focus

  • Winner: Crossrail/Elizabeth Line
  • Highly Commended: Lumo

16. UK Tram Operator of the Year – endorsed by Transport Focus

  • Winner: West Midlands Metro

17. Excellence in Cross-agency Collaboration

  • NATS: Silencing the Skies for The Queen's Funeral
  • Network Rail and South Western Rail: King's Coronation - biggest movement of military personnel by the rail industry since Winston Churchill's funeral in 1965
  • Network Rail: Rail Industry (COVID) Memorial Day
  • Transport Scotland: The Death of Her Majesty the Queen, the funeral cortege from Balmoral to Edinburgh

18. Outstanding Contribution to Transport

  • Rachel Skinner CBE

19. Lifetime Contribution to Transport

  • Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill CBE

20. Lifetime Contribution to Transport

  • Anthony Smith