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Kent CRP bolster integrated transport links from local stations

Kent Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has joined forces with the Integrated Transport Team at Medway Council to improve signposting for onward public transport from Medway stations.

One of the CRP’s aims is to always be on the lookout for easy ways for passengers in their local area to make onward journeys from stations without needing to use a car. The CRP team recognised the value of local bus services in being able to explore further afield but knew that it’s not always straightforward for passengers to find the right bus stop.

Inspired by a waymarking photograph from Transport for Cornwall, the CRP team contacted the local authority for support to improve waymarking between Medway stations and their nearest bus stop.

Working with Medway Council, the Partnership produced some simple wayfinding signage to help people find the right bus stop for their onward journey from Strood, Cuxton, and Halling stations.

Gary Outram, Projects Officer at Kent CRP, said: “We hope our latest initiative will help people arriving in Medway to make their onward journeys by bus, particularly from Strood Station where buses provide important connections to centres of employment, entertainment, and to the rural communities on the Hoo Peninsula. We’ve even begun talks with Kent County Council to explore extending the scheme to some of our Kent stations next year.

“Our thanks go to Medway Council for enabling us to attach the signs to lampposts and other street furniture. We’re thrilled to have created a simple yet effective measure to improve public transport connectivity.”

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