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Frome Secures Community Rail Funding

Station Sign 2014 - David PartnerFrome Town Council has secured £15,000 from First Great Western’s Community Improvement Fund. The project aims to increase access to rail services for low income residents through discounted tickets, promotion, affordable car and bike hire and new bus links.

As part of the project Frome Town Council will be working more closely with First Great Western to explore opportunities to increase services to the station. Frome Town Council’s Resilience Officer Anna Francis who secured the funding said “This is a great opportunity to look at ways we can increase access to public transport in Frome. It will also increase access to rail services for users up and down the line and help to reduce air pollution, carbon and parking pressures. We will monitor the impact of the project monthly including: usage of the car club and electric bikes; uptake of rail tickets by low income households; and increase in rail journeys linking in with ticket data from Frome station and regular spot counts.”

For more information about this project please contact Anna Francis francisa@frometowncouncil.gov.uk

21 March 2016
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