TITLE

Bridging the Gap on The Cambrian Lines

AUTHOR(S)
Clark, Rhodri
PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2001, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reviews the successes and failures of the first Community Rail Development Officer of the Cambrian Lines, as of June 2001. When David Montgomery Williams took up his post, some people said he was wasting his time because line closures were inevitable. Seven years on, he is still in the job and the Cambrian lines, in rural Mid and North Wales, are still intact. The main difference is that the trains are carrying 40 percent more passengers than in 1995 and revenue has increased by about one million pounds. Great Britain now has numerous community rail officers but David Montgomery Williams has possibly the longest experience of them all. The fortunes of the cambrian lines since his appointment suggest that officers really can make a difference, and their appointments are not hollow gestures by local authorities that want to be seen encouraging greater use of public transport.
ACCESSION #
11943920

 

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