Peter Huntley dies in Lake District fall

Peter Huntley dies in Lake District fall Peter Huntley dies in Lake District fall
Peter Huntley (54), chairman of the TAS consultancy and former managing director of Go North East, has died in a fall in the Lake District. Says Chris Cheek of TAS: “Peter slipped and fell near the summit of High Street, and fell approximately 700 feet. It was a tragic accident, and our only consolation is that he was doing something he loved on a beautiful day, full of plans and optimism for the future.” Fellow TAS director John Taylor was with Huntley when the accident occurred. Penrith Mountain Rescue team, the air ambulance and RAF Kinloss attended the incident.

Huntley founded the TAS Partnership in 1989 after a career in transport operations and planning with Grampian regional council and Lancashire county council. He relinquished day-to-day involvement in TAS in 2005 and was appointed managing director of Go North East in April 2006, a post from which he stepped down at the end of 2011. He was planning a trek to the North Pole in aid of the transport charity Transaid in April.

As chairman of TAS, he led the company's transition to an employee-owned business in the autumn of 2009. Huntley co-founded Local Transport Today with Peter Stonham in 1989 and was a regular contributor to Transit and Buses magazine. He co-founded the UK Bus Awards with Chris Cheek in 1995.