Passenger Voice June 2015: How will the Welsh National Transport Plan deliver?

29 May 2015

What will transport look like over the next 30 years in Wales? This was the big question debated at our conference in Cardiff.

The Welsh National Transport Plan, due to be published soon, sets out how the Welsh Government will deliver transport services. It focused on five key priorities of economic growth, access to employment, tackling poverty, sustainable travel and safety and access to services.

Our chief executive Anthony Smith and our Board member for Wales Diane McCrea spoke about the benefits of a bus passenger survey in Wales and the consequences for transport in Wales as devolved power increases.

Speakers including Ian Bullock, managing director of Arriva Trains Wales, Peter Heath, operations and commercial director of Cardiff Bus, and Siân Summers-Rees, director for Wales of Community Transport Association, outlined how they are playing their part in the National Transport Plan.

Following the discussion, Superintendent Andy Morgan of the British Transport Police (BTP) spoke at our reception on passenger confidence and satisfaction with BTP.

Over the course of our public Board meeting we heard from Virgin Trains and First Great Western regarding cross-border services and their future plans for rail in Wales.

To continue the discussion about the Welsh Transport Plan and our work in Wales why not tweet us using the hashtag #TransportWales.

All presentations from our conference can be found here.


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