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An ongoing aspect of our work is the need:
- To identify disincentives to the use of public transport whenever they arise.
- To work for their appropriate removal
- To promote any improvements as widely as possible once they have been put in place.
A disability transport action group meeting
Identification of transport requirements
- Meetings with town and community councils and other groups.
- Carrying out / assisting with surveys of the area’s transport services.
Highlighting the need for transport improvements to, from and within the area
- Meetings with local authority transport officers.
- Meetings/correspondence with elected representatives.
- Meetings/correspondence with transport operators.
- Provision of evidence at local, regional and national transport meetings.
- Responses to local, regional and national transport consultations.
- News releases and interviews with the media
2007 Fishguard rail study team
Transport improvement include:
- The extension of coastal shuttle bus services north of St Davids up to Poppit Sands and inland to the Preselis.
- The wide range of Preseli Green Dragon dial-a-ride and other community transport services.
- The pilot TownRider project for Fishguard, to benefit disabled and elderly people who are unable to use bus services, now available in all of Pembrokeshire’s larger towns.
- The introduction of the first 15 year Wales and Borders Rail Franchise in 2003, as well as the subsequent franchise in 2018.
- The provision of additional train services to Fishguard in 2011 and the reopening of Fishguard and Goodwick rail station in 2012.
- Improvements to walking and cycling provided by Safe Routes in the Communities schemes and moving forward in Active Travel plans.
- Bearing in mind the often multi-modal nature of journeys that passengers make, the challenge of providing effective integration along these journeys must be taken very seriously.
- The issues surrounding the current variety of timetable arrangements must be given serious attention to see how they might be harmonised
- All too often familiar integrated journeys fall apart when timetables change.
- Train platforms and stations, bus stops and walking and cycling paths should be regarded, designed and operated as transport hubs.
Bus - Ferry
Train - Ferry
Bikes - Ferry
Bus - Train
- In a dream scenario, this might help solve many of the issues surrounding accessibility, punctuality, cancellations and the provision of replacement services.
The Forum Executive Committee
Stephen Hale, Chairman
Hatti Woakes, Secretary/Treasurer
Andrew Campbell, Sally Francis, Cllr Mike James,
Cllr Raymond Llewhelin, Tanya McVeigh,
Mike Phillips and Mary Smith.