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Lessons learned from pilot Station Travel Plans

Demand for rail travel has reached record levels, however there is widespread recognition that lack of sustainable access to stations could become a significant constraint to future growth. Marcus Jones from TRL reports on the findings of study into a pilot station travel plan project

New bus service at Leighton Buzzard
New bus service at Leighton Buzzard


Following the success of travel plans in tackling access problems at other locations, a pilot of Station Travel Plans (STPs) was set up in 2008. This was led by local authorities and the rail industry through the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board.

Information and cycling initiatives were found to be easiest to implement and were a focus at most stations, with many also promoting walking. Bus initiatives ranged from information to...

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