Train station set for access boost
More than three quarters of people travelling to Warwick Train Station are leaving their car at home and using
sustainable transport to get there, a survey has shown.
Warwickshire County Council has said that 82 per cent of the 1,000 passengers it surveyed are either walking, cycling or catching the bus to the station.
Convenience, time and health were the main reasons why passengers had chosen their particular mode of transport to get to the station.
Half of the motorists who said they would consider an alternative method of getting to the station said they would walk while 31 per cent said they would consider taking the bus and almost six per cent said they would consider cycling.
The Department for Transport has granted £300,000 from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund to the council so it can improve pathways and cycle facilities and support improvements to bus services.
Later this year, footpath and cycle path improvements will be made around the station as part of the Local
Sustainable Transport Fund project to improve access for all.
Stagecoach’s X17 bus service has also started making regular stops at the station, an improvement supported by
Cycling events, such as organised group bike rides from the station, are also planned.
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