STEPHEN MORRIS a has been trying out Transdev Blazefield’s new approach to interurban bus services and meets up with chief executive Alex Hornby

Manchester-bound 1869 (ML04 ZAP), one of the Wright Eclipse Urban-bodied Volvo B7RLEs refurbished for the second Cityzap route, working a Manchester-bound journey along the M62 past Scammonden Reservoir.
Alex Hornby (right) launching the services. Manchester Cityzap route at The Tetley in Leeds in November.

Technology is changing the face of public transport and one industry leader intent on ensuring he takes full advantage of the opportunities, rather than being fearful of it, is Transdev Blazefield chief executive officer Alex Hornby, one of the bright young things of the business.

While he appreciates that some technology can be gimmicky, he also recognises that riding with it is vital to the future of the bus business.

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