JAMES DAY provides some highlights from the second Public Transport North conference, hosted by Buses in Edinburgh, including one of the first addresses by the country’s newly promoted transport secretary

Scottish transport secretary Fiona Hyslop addresses the conference.
Edinburgh hosted the conference this year, and Sarah Boyd, managing director of the city’s primary operator Lothian, spoke about the operator’s current status, as well as detailing some of the Covid-19 challenges it faced. Wright Gemini 3-bodied Volvo B5TL 459 (SJ66 LRE) operates the cross-city 44 route.

For the second year, Buses has hosted the Public Transport Scotland conference, in partnership with Modern Railways. Once again, the event had a strong line-up of speakers from across the Scottish bus industry, representing government and major operators.

The full presentations can be viewed online, but here are some of the highlights.

Transport secretary address

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