Have your say on boosting train station user numbers

Daily Echo: Have your say on boosting train station user numbers Have your say on boosting train station user numbers

RESIDENTS are being asked for their views about how to get more people using a Hampshire train station.

Hampshire County Council is holding a workshop and wants ideas on how to make it easier to access Fareham railway station. Regular commuters, occasional rail travellers and others with an interest in the station are welcome at the session at Fareham Fire Station at 6pm on Monday.

The council hopes to understand any issues relating to accessing the station and to find out what measures people think would help and encourage them to get to the station by walking, cycling, bus or by car-sharing.

The scheme is part of the My Journey campaign, funded by Government, which aims to get people out of their cars and using more sustainable transport. To register for the workshop call 0845 603 5633 or email myjourney@hants.gov.uk.

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8:14am Sat 16 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport?
How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport? OSPREYSAINT
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8:23am Sat 16 Feb 13

Totton Ric says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport?
To late;They missed the boat (or train) their & had the ideal opportunity to do this a couple of years ago before the bus route that is now on the track bed, the bus route cost over £20 million, the rail link would have been £6-8 million !
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport?[/p][/quote]To late;They missed the boat (or train) their & had the ideal opportunity to do this a couple of years ago before the bus route that is now on the track bed, the bus route cost over £20 million, the rail link would have been £6-8 million ! Totton Ric
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9:37am Sat 16 Feb 13

Maine Lobster says...

Very simple, make it cheap!
Very simple, make it cheap! Maine Lobster
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9:58am Sat 16 Feb 13

The Wickham Man says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport?
Beat me to it.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: How about reinstating a proper railway line from Gosport?[/p][/quote]Beat me to it. The Wickham Man
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10:00am Sat 16 Feb 13

MisterGrimsdale says...

Come on now - wouldn't you sooner help India's space programme than pay for our boring old public transport improvements?
Come on now - wouldn't you sooner help India's space programme than pay for our boring old public transport improvements? MisterGrimsdale
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10:37am Sat 16 Feb 13

wossit says...

It is cheaper to use the car, until the price comes down a lot less than that its not going to happen ! Public transport is so expensive now that you can drive your car right to your choosen distination and pay to park it and still have change in your pocket
It is cheaper to use the car, until the price comes down a lot less than that its not going to happen ! Public transport is so expensive now that you can drive your car right to your choosen distination and pay to park it and still have change in your pocket wossit
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10:43am Sat 16 Feb 13

cantthinkofone says...

Reduce the fares and renationalise the network.

Not the answer they want though. They want people to suggest free wi-fi and a new coffee shop.
Reduce the fares and renationalise the network. Not the answer they want though. They want people to suggest free wi-fi and a new coffee shop. cantthinkofone
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12:11pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Yorkyboy22 says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
Reduce the fares and renationalise the network.

Not the answer they want though. They want people to suggest free wi-fi and a new coffee shop.
Got it in one! Never happen but this is what we want!!
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: Reduce the fares and renationalise the network. Not the answer they want though. They want people to suggest free wi-fi and a new coffee shop.[/p][/quote]Got it in one! Never happen but this is what we want!! Yorkyboy22
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12:18pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Zeo says...

Bring back the railway indeed - The BRT Gosport - Fareham is only 'just' reaching the mimimum targets to keep it on track, most of the time they are reported empty...

Gosport could of had a good link to Southampton via Netley and then you could of had Gosport to Salisbury via Eastleigh. Lot's of interchange option but no, they had to opt for buses which no one likes.

Disappointed in the Hampshire Transport people.
Bring back the railway indeed - The BRT Gosport - Fareham is only 'just' reaching the mimimum targets to keep it on track, most of the time they are reported empty... Gosport could of had a good link to Southampton via Netley and then you could of had Gosport to Salisbury via Eastleigh. Lot's of interchange option but no, they had to opt for buses which no one likes. Disappointed in the Hampshire Transport people. Zeo
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12:18pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Bagamn says...

They could make a proper start by getting an up-to-date publicity picture. They stopped using these trains over ten years ago.
They could make a proper start by getting an up-to-date publicity picture. They stopped using these trains over ten years ago. Bagamn
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7:35pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Whitters says...

The problem is that with the exception of things like wi-fi; the number of hoops that SWT would have to go through to reduce fares or re-instate the Gosport line are substantial.

What would I say if I went to one of these meetings? Probably to get SWT doing more during the school holidays when demand is even lower where parents often co-ordinate their own holidays.

Something that SWT COULD do on their own services would be like "Kids for a Quid" buy a Peak or Off-Peak Return and for each adult two kids can travel for £1 return. This could be aimed in each county during it's half-term or summer high season.
The problem is that with the exception of things like wi-fi; the number of hoops that SWT would have to go through to reduce fares or re-instate the Gosport line are substantial. What would I say if I went to one of these meetings? Probably to get SWT doing more during the school holidays when demand is even lower where parents often co-ordinate their own holidays. Something that SWT COULD do on their own services would be like "Kids for a Quid" buy a Peak or Off-Peak Return and for each adult two kids can travel for £1 return. This could be aimed in each county during it's half-term or summer high season. Whitters
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9:38pm Sat 16 Feb 13

Rob444 says...

I can't afford to use trains any more and am amazed that ordinary, i.e., non-rich people can.

The railways have priced themselves out of the reach of many people.
I can't afford to use trains any more and am amazed that ordinary, i.e., non-rich people can. The railways have priced themselves out of the reach of many people. Rob444
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11:06pm Sat 16 Feb 13

IronLady2010 says...

No point, they won't listen!

I can travel to Devon for Less than the cost of London, yet Devon is further.

It's cheaper to drive somewhere despite the Fuel Tax which is just a way of robbing us as always.

But, don't worry MP's can claim back their travel costs! FROM US who pay these stupid fares in the first place!
No point, they won't listen! I can travel to Devon for Less than the cost of London, yet Devon is further. It's cheaper to drive somewhere despite the Fuel Tax which is just a way of robbing us as always. But, don't worry MP's can claim back their travel costs! FROM US who pay these stupid fares in the first place! IronLady2010
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10:18am Sun 17 Feb 13

Zeo says...

Whitters wrote:
The problem is that with the exception of things like wi-fi; the number of hoops that SWT would have to go through to reduce fares or re-instate the Gosport line are substantial.

What would I say if I went to one of these meetings? Probably to get SWT doing more during the school holidays when demand is even lower where parents often co-ordinate their own holidays.

Something that SWT COULD do on their own services would be like "Kids for a Quid" buy a Peak or Off-Peak Return and for each adult two kids can travel for £1 return. This could be aimed in each county during it's half-term or summer high season.
If you buy a network railcard (£28 per year) - Kids up to 15 years old can travel for a quid, of course an adult needs to travel with them ... once they turn 16 they can get a young persons rail card and get 33% off travel.
[quote][p][bold]Whitters[/bold] wrote: The problem is that with the exception of things like wi-fi; the number of hoops that SWT would have to go through to reduce fares or re-instate the Gosport line are substantial. What would I say if I went to one of these meetings? Probably to get SWT doing more during the school holidays when demand is even lower where parents often co-ordinate their own holidays. Something that SWT COULD do on their own services would be like "Kids for a Quid" buy a Peak or Off-Peak Return and for each adult two kids can travel for £1 return. This could be aimed in each county during it's half-term or summer high season.[/p][/quote]If you buy a network railcard (£28 per year) - Kids up to 15 years old can travel for a quid, of course an adult needs to travel with them ... once they turn 16 they can get a young persons rail card and get 33% off travel. Zeo
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