Aims

Aims

To identify suitable projects, and where agreed by the Heart of England CRP, develop them and prepare funding bids to relevant bodies.

To work with the franchise companies West Midlands Railways, Chiltern, Avanti, CrossCountry, Vintage and Network Rail to maximise utilisation of their property portfolios and explore new and appropriate uses for railway buildings as well as improving existing facilities at stations, including bicycle storage, passenger information and waiting facilities.

To identify areas that are high suicide risks and develop a programme for prevention.

To involve the community in the work of local user groups, station partnerships, arts initiatives and improving links with local schools and colleges.

To raise awareness of, and to promote, the rail services of the Heart of England CRP as a sustainable way to access the towns and cities within the Heart of England CRP for employment, education, leisure and tourism and as an access point onto the wider UK rail network.

To encourage and promote integration of the rail service with local bus services and links to the stations for walking and cycling, working in partnership with relevant providers and local authorities.

To actively involve children and young people by promoting rail as a safe environment through work in schools and the community.

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