North of England Transport Awards


Winners of the 2017 North of England Transport Awards

Combined Authority of the Year

WINNER: Merseytravel - Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Public Transport Operator of the Year

WINNER: Blackpool Transport Services Ltd - Combining the Best of Bus and Tram Services

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stagecoach Manchester

Airport of the Year

WINNER: Newcastle Airport

Transport Project of the Year

WINNER: West Yorkshire Combined Authority – CityConnect Cycle Superhighway

Economic Productivity Project of the Year

WINNER: West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Leeds City Council, Network Rail, the Department for Transport and CEG – Rail Growth Package

Construction and Engineering Project of the Year

WINNER: Transport for Greater Manchester – Metrolink Second City Crossing

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Costain – Port of Immingham Improvements Project

Contribution to Sustainable Transport

WINNER: Salford City Council – Green Wheels Travel Scheme

Excellence in Technology

WINNER: West Yorkshire Combined Authority – Contactless ticketing using Bluetooth beacons and smartphones

Transport Team/Partnership of the Year

WINNER: Merseytravel – Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance (Arriva Merseyside, Stagecoach Merseyside, Cheshire and S.Lancs, Merseytravel)

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Merseytravel – Wirral Loop Line Track Renewal Phase 1 Challenge

Excellence in Travel Information and Marketing

WINNER: Nexus - Tyne and Wear Metro for Great North Snowdogs

Frontline Employee of the Year

WINNER: Rob McCarthy, Inspector, Ashley Mumford, Inspector, Hayley Sibthorpe, Driver, Gary Wilkinson, Driver, Jose Lusimana, Driver, Stagecoach Manchester

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Stuart Barret, Assistant Station Manager, Merseyrail
Lee Cottam, Bus Driver, Stagecoach Yorkshire
John Butt, Conductor, TransPennine Express
Janet Morrison, Metro Train Driver, Nexus

Customer Service Team of the Year

WINNER: Hull trains


Lifetime Contribution to Transport in Northern England

WINNER: Professor. Peter Mackie

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Tim O'Toole CBE

Former CEO, FirstGroup