Wolverhampton Cycle Forum
Tuesday 12 April 2016, 6pm

Committee Room 1, Members’ Suite, Third Floor Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton

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Deadline for responses is Tuesday, 22 March, 1145pm (2345)

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/west-midlands-rail-franchise

 

I plan to send in an email summarising a few general points as a group response but will also submit an individual response on a personal basis. These are essentially:

  1. the core conditions of the franchise should include an explicit requirement [not just 'encouragement'] on the franchisee to make adequate provision for people to travel easily, without need for reservations or extra fees, with full-sized bikes on all services.

  2. Since rail privatisation, provision for cycle carriage has deteriorated, this is in contrast to the previous ease of when trains had the large “guards' van” compartment for all sorts of bulky luggage. Train designs with a similarly easily accessible space for cycles and other items should be introduced.

  3. The simpler it is made for people to travel with bikes, as well as improving facilities for storage and hire at stations, the more people are enabled to travel healthily and sustainably. This will improve access to employment opportunities, overcome a significant barrier to travel for those in difficult economic circumstances to access jobs and education. It will reduce the need for car use for many journeys in the franchise area and facilitate gaining the benefits to health, environment and economy that are repeatedly stated in the Consultation document.

Any additional points or comments on these should be emailed to me direct at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible please so I can include them in my email.  Thanks.

Chris Terrell

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On behalf of the membership of Wolves on Wheels Cycle Campaign Group, Wolverhampton, I wish to raise some points regarding trains and cycling which we are concerned about. We want to see improvements in the service, whoever gains the franchise.

Read more: West Midlands Rail Franchise - WoW Response

There is a current Government consultation, open until 22 March 2016, on the forthcoming renewal of the West Midlands Rail Franchise.  Details and response instructions are available at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/west-midlands-rail-franchise

 

WoW is currently putting together a group response, focusing on the provision of services and facilities for people who wish to use bikes either for part or the whole of their journeys.

 

The more people respond, individually and collectively, the more the franchise authorities will see that there is demand for a franchisee to cater for people cycling.  It doesn't need to be a work of literature or a polished political response, so please respond to it if you are concerned about this aspect of the rail services in this area in the next few years.

Unpublished

Easier to travel with a bike on a train

22nd March

"Peak Hours" cycle carriage

WoWcc REGULAR CAMPAIGN MEETING

The Newhampton Inn
17 Riches Street
Wolverhampton WV6 0DW
Wednesday 6th January 2016
6.30 pm

Read more: WoW Campaign Minutes 3rd Feb 2016

Wolverhampton Cycle Forum
Thursday 14 January 2016, 6pm
Committee Room 1, Members’ Suite, Third Floor
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton

Access to Civic Centre via entrance nearest Ring Road

Read more: Wolverhampton Cycle Forum 14th January 2016

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