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Making the journey to and from Winchester Railway Station better

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Commuters are being asked to help in the development of a plan for measures by Hampshire County Council that will help local residents in Winchester get to the station more easily on foot, by bicycle or bus.

A survey is being conducted at the station to collect information on rail users' journeys to and from the station as well as collecting general comments and suggestions. The survey which can also be completed online will run until 31 December. All participants will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher.

The plan and subsequent measures are to be funded from part of the £4.1 million of Local Sustainable Transport Fund bid, awarded by the Department for Transport to the County Council for the 'My Journey' campaign - being rolled out across six Hampshire towns (Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet and Winchester).

Councillor Seán Woodward, Hampshire County Council's Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: "Ideas and suggestions that will help encourage more people to walk, cycle or use the bus for journeys to and from the station and keep the traffic flowing at peak times are welcomed."

The objectives of the Government's fund are to reduce congestion at peak times, and to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. These objectives will be met at a local level, through 'My Journey' initiatives to encourage a more active lifestyle by encouraging walking, cycling, use of public transport or car sharing to travel around, particularly for local journeys.

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