Station Travel Plan Launch
19 June 2009
On Friday 19 June 2009, Passenger Focus chief executive Anthony Smith will be travelling to Southend Central station to attend the launch of 24 station travel plans covering 31 stations that are participating in the national Station Travel Plan initiative.
Participating stations have developed plans to encourage rail passengers to use environmentally friendly forms of transport when travelling to and from their stations. This includes improving access to public transport, and providing facilities to encourage walking and cycling.
Passenger Focus has provided significant support to the scheme which has been led by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), along with the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), and the Department for Transport (DfT). Train companies, local authorities, Network Rail, and the Campaign for Better Transport have also provided valuable contributions and assistance.
Anthony will also be participating in a discussion panel at the nearby University of Essex campus with ATOC and RSSB.
Also being launched on the day will be a set of supporting documents developed by Passenger Focus, ATOC and RSSB, including a comprehensive toolkit that outlines how to develop station travel plans.