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Free travel for jobseekers now available online…

August 15, 2016 – 7:00 am | Comments Off on Free travel for jobseekers now available online…
Free travel for jobseekers now available online…

Jobseekers in the West Midlands can now access award-winning support anytime, anywhere – with WorkWise Online, the first scheme of its kind in the country.
The ground-breaking programme, which offers free public transport tickets and expert …

Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…

June 6, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Laura Shoaf appointed managing director of Transport for West Midlands…
laura shoaf- MD transport for West Midlands

 
In one of its final actions before being dissolved the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) has appointed Laura Shoaf to head up Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) – the body that will replace it.
Laura …

Public transport users invited to get on board with trial travel app…

March 18, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Public transport users invited to get on board with trial travel app…
Chris Thompson of Enable ID, left, and Chris Perry of Centro.

Public transport users are being asked to sign up to a trial of a new app being part-developed by Centro.
MyJrny is a collaboration between Centro and Stratford-upon-Avon technology company Enable ID which will allow people …

Spring opening for next leg of city centre tram extension…

February 26, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Spring opening for next leg of city centre tram extension…
Trams returned to city centre streets in December

The go-ahead for a series of crucial safety checks has been secured, paving the way for a spring opening of the next leg of the Birmingham city centre tram extension.
Centro, the region’s transport delivery body, …

Spring opening for city centre tram extension…

February 22, 2016 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Spring opening for city centre tram extension…
Spring opening for city centre tram extension…

The go-ahead for a series of crucial safety checks has been secured, paving the way for a spring opening of the next leg of the Birmingham city centre tram extension.
Centro, the region’s transport delivery body, …

Boxing Day success story for buses in the West Midlands…

February 19, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Boxing Day success story for buses in the West Midlands…
Boxing Day success story for buses in the West Midlands…

Bus use in the West Midlands saw a Boxing Day boom as passengers took to the network.
Newly compiled figures show a total of 276,083 passengers made journeys across the region, an 11% rise on the …

Black Country folk get back on their bikes…

February 1, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Black Country folk get back on their bikes…
Black Country folk get back on their bikes…

A Centro promotion campaign in the Black Country aims to get many more people sold on cycling by the spring.
Since 2013, Centro’s sustainable travel team has attracted more than 4000 novice and returning cyclists onto …

Four Oaks expanded Park and Ride open for business…

January 22, 2016 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Four Oaks expanded Park and Ride open for business…
Cllr Kath Hartley and London Midland’s Dave Whitley point commuters to extra Park & Ride space at Four Oaks.

Commuters can now take advantage of extra free parking at Four Oaks railway station with the opening of a new £2 million Park and Ride extension.
Centro, the region’s public transport delivery body, has completed the …

New railway stations open under £13.6m scheme…

January 18, 2016 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on New railway stations open under £13.6m scheme…
The new Coventry Arena station, part of a £13.6 million investment to improve rail services between Coventry and Nuneaton.

Two new railway stations serving Coventry and Nuneaton are to open.
Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena stations will open on Monday 18 January as part of a £13.6 million investment to improve rail services between Coventry and …

Changes at the top for Centro…

January 15, 2016 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Changes at the top for Centro…
Pete Bond, director of transport services for Centro.

Centro has appointed Pete Bond as its new director of transport services.
He succeeds Stephen Rhodes, who is joining Transport for Greater Manchester as customer operations director.
Pete, who has been at Centro since 2006, was previously …

Funding secured to upgrade 150 buses with clean air technology…

January 11, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Funding secured to upgrade 150 buses with clean air technology…
The engines of 150 National Express West Midlands buses will be adapted under the clean air scheme.

The engines in 150 West Midland buses are to be fitted with clean air technology after the region won nearly £500,000 of funding.
The money has been secured from the Government’s Clean Bus Technology Fund following …

Schools celebrate green travel campaigns…

January 8, 2016 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on Schools celebrate green travel campaigns…
Cllr Judith Rowley with (l-r) Lewis Turner, Hamdiya Mohammed and Amy Bona, from St Matthias School, Wolverhampton.

West Midlands’ schools celebrated imaginative ideas for green travel campaigns as part of a project run by Centro.
Six schools showcased their work and shared ideas at a workshop at Safeside, the West Midlands Fire Service …

New managing director appointed as Centro boss retires…

December 23, 2015 – 7:30 am | Comments Off on New managing director appointed as Centro boss retires…
James Aspinall has been with Centro since 2006

James Aspinall, Centro’s director of business support services, is to take over as managing director when chief executive Geoff Inskip retires at the end of this month.
James, who joined Centro as finance director in 2006, will …

Operators sign up to £150 million West Midlands Bus Alliance…

December 21, 2015 – 6:40 am | Comments Off on Operators sign up to £150 million West Midlands Bus Alliance…
Chris Bridges of Johnsons, left, Peter Coates of National Express West Midlands, Keith Myatt of Arriva Midlands, Cllr John McNicholas, Dave Sterland of iGo, Chris Simes of Stagecoach, Ian McKeever of Claribels, and Geoff Cross of Central Buses.

Bus operators across the West Midlands have signed up to a groundbreaking new initiative delivering millions of pounds of investment to the region’s network.
The Bus Alliance is the first of its kind in the country …

Trams return to Birmingham city centre as Midland Metro starts running into Bull Street…

December 11, 2015 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Trams return to Birmingham city centre as Midland Metro starts running into Bull Street…
The Midland Metro arrives in Bull Street.

6th December, 2015 – Trams are once again running on the streets of Birmingham as Midland Metro services began operating in the city centre today.
Passengers can now travel to a new stop in Bull Street, …

Midland Metro services to return to Birmingham city centre…

November 16, 2015 – 7:10 am | Comments Off on Midland Metro services to return to Birmingham city centre…
Services will run to the new Bull Street stop from Snow Hill from December 6 while works further down the line will be scaled back over Christmas following talks with city centre traders.

Trams will return to the streets of Birmingham for the first time in more than 60 years when Midland Metro services start running into the city centre on December 6.
The announcement by Centro will see …

Big Business Road Trips roll on…

November 4, 2015 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Big Business Road Trips roll on…
Centro officers give out travel advice during the Big Business Road Trip.

30-Oct-2015 – Green travel tips were handed out by Centro’s sustainability team as the Big Business Road Trip hit the road again.
The second round of the events began at Birmingham Business Park, in Solihull Parkway, and …

Riding record for intrepid OAP Irene…

November 2, 2015 – 6:15 am | Comments Off on Riding record for intrepid OAP Irene…
BikeRight! instructor Lee Sicilia with 85-year-old Irene Povey – officially their oldest pupil.

An 85-year-old West Midlands woman has ridden into the record books as the oldest cyclist to take up BikeRight! cycling training in the cause of sustainable travel.
Intrepid Irene Povey, from Oxley in Wolverhampton, had always …

All systems go for Swift Pay As You Go…

October 30, 2015 – 6:50 am | Comments Off on All systems go for Swift Pay As You Go…
Cllr Roger Lawrence, left, Cllr John McNicholas, Peter Coates and Centro chief executive Geoff Inskip launch the Swift Pay As You Go card.

Catching the bus is now even easier following the launch of the Swift Pay As You Go card.
Passengers no longer need to root around for change thanks to the Swift smart card that now allows …

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