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Campaigners welcome new report showing rail station regeneration can boost local economies

22 June 2017

A new report, Regenerating Britain’s railway stations: a six-point plan, by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) showing how investment in the country’s railway stations can benefit local economies has been welcomed by Campaign for Better Transport.

Lianna Etkind, Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“As our Fixing the Link  research showed, the importance of stations as gateways to the towns they serve has been undervalued by both the rail industry and local authorities, so this investment is most welcome.

“Regenerating our stations to improve the arrival experience is great news for thousands of people who wish to travel into our towns and cities to shop, visit friends or visit cultural attractions, and can really help to boost local economies.

“It is also important that stations have good bus links, decent footpaths and secure cycle parking and are accessible to all. We are keen to work with the rail industry to help take this forward.”

For further information please contact:

Richard Watkins, Press Officer, at Campaign for Better Transport on 020 7566 6494 / 07984 773468 or richard.watkins@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • To receive a copy of the report - Regenerating Britain’s railway stations: a six-point plan please contact the Rail Delivery Group on 020 7841 8020 or media@raildeliverygroup.com
  • Read our Fixing the Link research here - station to town centre accessibility was assessed according to four criteria: liveliness, human scale, legibility and safety and comfort. 
  • Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929