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‘Get On Track’, the Leighton Buzzard Station Travel Plan, was awarded First Place in the Local Transport Integration category, sponsored by Lancashire County Council.

A community-led plan, it featured volunteers working alongside transport service professionals to improve and promote sustainable transport options.

With increased cycle parking and improved bus service provision, backed up with a programme of promotional activities, cycling to the station has increased by 58% and bus travel doubled.

(l-r) Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, Ged Burgess, London Midland, James Gleave, Central Bedfordshire Council, Debbie Johnston, London Midland, Daphne Walker of 'Off the Rails', Anna Maria Izzard, London Midland, and in the front Sylvia Lay Flurrie of 'Off the Rails' and Victoria Harvey South Beds Friends of the Earth

The work has also inspired the establishment of a Station Adoption Group, giving the community even more of a say in their local station. Neil Buxton, General Manager of ACoRP (Association of Community Rail Partnerships) said “This is a fine example of a community in action at a local level. The ‘Get On Track’ team have worked hard to make their station a true transport hub and gaining first place in this prestigious award is a credit to them. Community Rail is all about co-operation and partnership and the Leighton Buzzard team have shown just how it’s done!”

 

Further reading

Central Beds website

ACoRP

Leighton Buzzard Observer

 

Other community / wildlife campaigns:

Wildlife Meadow

Astral Park Community Orchard

   

National

Friends of the Earth