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news: Cirencester Public Transport Study

As a vibrant centre in the Cotswolds for residents and visitors alike, and a focus for education provision, Cirencester has limited public transport provision. We have been appointed by Cotswold District Council to consider three aspects of public transport provision:

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  • Improved bus travel on the Tetbury – Cirencester corridor, including integration with rail services at Kemble, 5,5km (3.5 miles) from Cirencester. This will consider different options for bus (bus rapid transit, conventional bus, minibus shuttle and demand responsive) alongside the separate work already being undertaken in the area to investigate the potential for, and promote the provision of, a very light rail service between Cirencester and Kemble railway station. It will consider potential travel demands and the needs of different groups, and an assessment of various options using business case comparison.
  • Assessment of the transport provision associated with the educational establishments, to determine whether the resources deployed might be used to improve wider public transport provision in the area throughout the day.
  • Consideration of options for establishing a transport hub/interchange in Cirencester town centre, which will feed into a wider master planning exercise for the town centre. A multi-criteria assessment approach is being used to consider the relative merits and issues with a number of potential sites.

The project involves technical, analytical and economic assessment, along with significant stakeholder engagement. Our public transport team are experts in both rural and urban transport and support local authorities and other organisations throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more please don't hesitate to get in touch.


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