For the first time since the pandemic, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has held its Bus & Coach Conference, alongside its annual dinner. JAMES DAY provides the highlights from the Birmingham event.

National Express Coventry BYD / Alexander Dennis E138 “Sandy” (LG72 DXK) arrives at the conference venue, with Tony Hunter at the wheel.

Usually choosing the centre of London for its annual event, the CPY this year decided on The Eastside Room conference centre in Birmingham for its UK Bus and Coach conference and annual dinner. Last held in 2019, it was clear that many attendees had been looking forward to the event’s return and the opportunity to catch up with colleagues.

A flurry of industry activity coincided with the conference, with several speakers touching on the breaking news.

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