Station travel plans
A station travel plan is a strategy for managing the travel options of customers going to and from the station, with the aim of reducing their environmental impact.
To lessen local road congestion and air pollution it will encourage people to walk, cycle, car share and use public transport to access the station.
Typically a station travel plan will include:
- Personalised or individualised travel planning
- Public transport information and marketing
- Promotion of car clubs and car sharing schemes
A Station Travel Plan can bring together all the stakeholders with an interest in rail stations (rail industry, local authorities, passenger groups, bus and taxi operators, cyclists and others) to develop and agree common objectives and a coordinated approach to delivering them.
Station Travel Plan pilots - summaries
ATOC (the forerunner to the Rail Delivery Group) invited train operators, local authorities, PTEs and Network Rail to suggest stations for the pilot programme, and convened a National Steering Group to select the pilots and agree a workplan. Over 70 applications were received, of which 24 pilots were selected, corresponding to 31 stations. A variety of station sizes and types were selected, across England and Wales.
The summaries on completion of these pilot projects are shown below, in alphabetical order:
- Bristol Parkway
- Digby & Sowton
- Hatfield and St. Albans
- Hazel Grove
- Hebden Bridge
- King's Norton
- Leamington Spa
- Leighton Buzzard
- Middlesbrough and Thornaby
- Milton Keynes Central
- Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership