An important part of the work that GCRP does is to make sure that travelling by train is a real option for as many people as possible. As well as developing information and promotional tools such as access maps and guides, we are busy working with County and District Councils to help plan for the future.
We carry out surveys, audits and other research to look at the physical and social barriers to taking the train, and ways in which connections to stations can be improved for pedestrians, cyclists and those with accessibility needs. We want Gloucestershire's railway network to be open to all, so checking out ways we can work together to improve these links is really important, especially when major new housing or commercial or leisure development is going to have a big impact on the way people travel in future.
Our job as the GCRP is to be the glue that brings together the ideas, evidence and energy to ensure communities have a voice and opportunities to promote train travel are not lost.