Truck and Track Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023 Truck and Track 25 CILT(UK) The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has welcomed moves towards the reform of rail fares, the latest being the rolling out of ‘single leg pricing’ on LNER. CILT is a multimodal professional institute with members from all parts of the logistics and transport sectors. The Institute is well versed in understanding the detail and implications for rail passengers, the railway industry and the government on matters relating to transport. The primary objective of any rail fares reform must be to offer a solution which will attract more passengers onto rail thus contributing to the sustainable growth of the UK. Rail fares are sometimes portrayed as complex and the reality is that much of the current fare structure was set 30 years ago. While there has been some adoption of new technology for delivering the tickets, there has been little change to the fares themselves with limited recognition of changes in either travel patterns or the use of technology. CILT recognises that there are a number of solutions for fares reform and not all are suitable for all types of rail services. Rail serves very large commuter markets and shorter urban and rural routes, where competition is limited and there is less opportunity for “the market to decide” fares solutions. CILT and its Strategic Rail Policy Group are currently looking at fares reform in greater depth, in terms of the form of regulation necessary for the types of journeys alongside specifications for services. Solutions cannot be left entirely to the market. CILT calls for the trialling of new solutions to be encouraged so that real life data is available to help inform decisions on the best methods of ticketing reform and to try to avoid unintended consequences. Passengers need to have confidence in any fares reform in order for change to be acceptable, existing passengers retained and new passengers attracted to use rail as their mode of choice. CILT further notes the proposed consultation on the future of ticket offices expected from the Rail Delivery Group. It is important that the views of all sections of the public are obtained before any decisions are made. The use of ticket offices vary across types of user and particularly consideration needs to be taken where there may be a significant impact arising from changing the role of, or reducing support from, ticket offices, on those different users such as in the areas of disability and inclusion. If rail travel is to be open to all, unintended consequences arising from a range of options need to be worked through and then avoided. CILT welcomes steps towards rail fare reform The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is thrilled to announce the finalists for its highly anticipated 30th Awards for Excellence. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Awards for Excellence, the event will be held at The Londoner Hotel, a new venue in the heart of London’s West End Taking place on 28th September, the CILT(UK) Awards for Excellence celebrate and recognise excellence across logistics and transport and applaud the brightest talent and most pioneering organisations across the UK. In the Award’s landmark anniversary year, the judges were impressed with the record amount of entries received, and the quality of applications as the profession continues to recover and thrive after a tumultuous period. The Institute provides learning opportunities for individuals and organisations to share best practice and the Awards for Excellence provide an opportunity to highlight the achievements of people across the logistics and transport sectors and a chance to engage with the best and brightest across the profession. Andrew Weatherill FCILT, Interim Chief Executive Officer, CILT(UK) said: “The Awards for Excellence are regarded as one of the highest honours in the industry and I’m pleased to report that the standard this year was especially high as well as a record number of entries. At CILT(UK), we continue to celebrate, recognise and applaud innovation across the profession, and this year’s Awards for Excellence will yet again provide a unique opportunity to promote key achievements across our industry. As the profession gathers in the heart of the West End, we look forward to highlighting the tremendous talent that shines across the broad sector of logistics and transport.” This year’s finalists were selected by an expert judging panel from across the transport and logistics profession. The finalists for CILT’s 30th Awards for Excellence are: CILT reveals Awards for Excellence Finalists Diversity Champion ■ Diane Ward, Carlton Forest Group ■ Imran Sama, Stagecoach Environmental Improvement ■ WSP ■ Rhenus Warehousing Solutions UK ■ Menzies Distribution Freight Transport ■ Miniclipper ■ Zedify ■ Patco Medical Health, Safety & Wellbeing ■ DFDS Seaways ■ Stagecoach ■ Kuehne + Nagel – Leonardo Contract Operations Management ■ Boohoo ■ Wincanton ■ Northern Trains Passenger Transport ■ Reading Buses ■ Lumo ■ Transport for London (Elizabeth line) People Development ■ BAE systems ■ The Go-Ahead Group ■ Lumo Rising Star ■ Ian Speers, Patco Medical ■ Leith Chouaieb, Airbus ■ Gemma Redson, Reading Buses Technology Innovation ■ First Bus (MultiCAV auto trials) ■ Dexory ■ Palletways Transport Policy and Planning ■ Transport for London ■ Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council Warehouse Operations ■ Huboo ■ Geek+ ■ Logistex For more information, and to book your place: