Greener Journeys Party Conferences Fringe Events 2018


Tuesday 25 September 2018

Greener Journeys will be hosting three fringe events at party conferences this year, entitled, Tackling pollution and congestion in our towns and cities

Transport Times in conjunction with Greener Journeys is staging fringe events at the Labour, Conservative and SNP party conferences which will focus on buses. The events are free to attend but are by invite only; please contact Kirsty Walton ( if you are interested in attending.

The Labour and Conservative events are located outside the secure zones whereas the SNP event is located inside the secure zone and therefore you will be required to have a secure zone pass to attend. Refreshments will be provided at each.


Buses are a key part of the solution to our air quality and congestion crises. A modern diesel bus produces fewer emissions overall than a modern diesel car despite being able to carry 20 times more passengers. A double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road. By the end of this year local authorities are required to finalise their plans to tackle air pollution in their area, delivering the necessary NO2 reductions in the shortest time possible. Greener Journeys and Transport Times welcome delegates to these perfectly timed round-table events to examine the role of the bus in tacking congestion and solving our air quality crisis.


Labour (Invite Only)

Tuesday 25th September 2018

08:00-09:00 31 Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool L3 4FN

Room: Suite 4


Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair); Andy McDonald MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (invited); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Daniel Zeichner MP; Liam Robinson, Chair, Merseytravel


Conservative (Invite Only)

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

08:00-09:00 Jurys Inn, 245 Broad St, Birmingham B1 2HQ

Room: 101 First Floor Boardroom


Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport (invited); Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; David Brown, Chief Executive, Go-Ahead


SNP (Invite Only)

Monday 8th October 2018

12:30-13:30  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Rd, North West, Glasgow, G3 8QT, United Kingdom

Room: Castle Room 3


Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity (invited); Prof David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times (chair); Claire Haigh, Chief Executive, Greener Journeys; Giles Fearnley, MD – UK Bus, FirstGroup; Cllr Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council (invited)