September 16 2021

This event is for CPT members only. On Thursday 16 September (0900hrs), CPT is hosting a special Live event in partnership with the Department for Transport to explore and discuss the safety of women and girls on passenger transport.

With a keynote address from Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, our programme of speakers will share examples of best practice and case studies from the bus sector, while also looking at additional measures which could be implemented to offer reassurance to women and girls travelling by public transport.

The programme and booking details for this CPT Live event can be found below. If you require any further information then please contact 

Programme and Speakers 

Welcome and introductions: Graham Vidler, CPT Chief Executive

Keynote address: Rachel Maclean MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Creating a safe travelling environment: Sonya Byers, CEO, Women in Transport

The operators' view

During this part of the session our panel of operators will share examples of the initiatives and good practice introduced by their own businesses to help create a safe and welcoming travelling environment for female passengers.

We will also be joined by Zoe Harris of the Safer Travel Partnership at West Midlands Police who will give an overview of their work with local operators and the British Transport Police to ensure public transport in the region remains safe.

Jane Cole, Managing Director, Blackpool Transport

Alex Hornby, Chief Executive Officer, Transdev Blazefield

Martin Harris, Managing Director, Brighton & Hove and Metrobus

Ali Bell, Head of External Communications (UK Bus), National Express

Zoe Harris, Safer Travel Partnership, West Midlands Police

Ask a question

Questions will be taken by our presenters at the end of the session. If you would like to submit a question in advance, then you can do so by contacting

Register now

To register for the CPT Live: Safety of Women and girls on passenger transport, please click here and provide the names and email addresses of all colleagues who wish to attend. 

The final programme of speakers, presentation titles and timings will be sent over to you in due course.