Tackling pollution and congestion in our towns and cities

Transport Times in conjunction with Greener Journeys is staging fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences which will focus on buses. The events are free to attend but are by invite only; please contact Kirsty Walton ([email protected]) if you are interested in attending.

The Labour and Conservative events are located outside the secure zones whereas the SNP event is located inside the secure zone and therefore you will be required to have a secure zone pass to attend. Refreshments will be provided at each.

Buses are a key part of the solution to our air quality and congestion crises. A modern diesel bus produces fewer emissions overall than a modern diesel car despite being able to carry 20 times more passengers. A double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road. By the end of this year local authorities are required to finalise their plans to tackle air pollution in their area, delivering the necessary NO2 reductions in the shortest time possible. Greener Journeys and Transport Times welcome delegates to these perfectly timed round-table events to examine the role of the bus in tacking congestion and solving our air quality crisis.


Tuesday 25th September 2018

08:00-09:00 31 Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN

Room: Suite 4


  • Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Shadow Minister TBC (invited)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • Daniel Zeichner MP
  • Liam Robinson, Chair, Merseytravel
  • Martin Dean, MD - Bus Development, Go-Ahead


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

08:00-09:00 Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Room: 101 First Floor Boardroom


  • Minister TBC
  • Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead


Monday 8th October 2018

12:30-13:30  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Rd, North West, Glasgow, G3 8QT, United Kingdom

Room: Castle Room 3


  • Stewart Stevenson MSP,  Member, Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, SNP
  • Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair)
  • Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys
  • Giles Fearnley, MD - UK Bus, FirstGroup

About Greener Journeys

Greener Journeys is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. It is a coalition of the UK's leading public transport organizations, user groups, and supporters. It aims to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by encouraging people to switch some of their car journeys by bus or coach instead. Switching from car to bus for just one journey a month would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 every year. For more information visit

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