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Title: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on July 06, 2022, 08:10:51 am
A date for your diary - speakers 90% confirmed - subject to such things as rail strikes leaving Taunton hard to reach, new Covid lockdowns, trains withdrawn due to cracked frames, snow drifts, general election the previous day, etc.   TravelWatch SouthWest at The Brew House in Taunton - Friday 21st October 2022.   Primarily a live event - we may have a limited on line feed for part of the day. 


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on September 15, 2022, 01:46:57 pm
From our secretary / booking via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twsw-general-meeting-your-vision-for-getting-around-by-public-transport-tickets-390363827717)

TWSW General Meeting: Your Vision for Getting Around by Public Transport

The TravelWatch SouthWest meetings are back. These sessions provide a unique opportunity for passengers and communities to engage with operators, policy makers, and local transport authorities together.

Remarkable things happen when you get the right mix of people in the room.

This meeting revolves around the need to create a vision and discussing the key questions:
* How will connectivity patterns change in the future and what role will public transport play?
* What support do places/communities need to grow and change?
* What are the community priorities and how can we work together to support them?
* Where is the funding going to come from and how can we deliver more with less?
* How can we collaborate to meet our shared objectives?

Professor Graham Parkhurst (University of West of England and TWSW Director) is setting the socio/economic/environmental scene,

Nigel Blackler (Cornwall Council) will be inspiring the audience around unity of vision and delivering an outcome which improves journey experience quality across the region and supports communities.

Mark Hopwood, (Managing Director, GWR) considers the way in which rail operators can address passenger need in light of the emerging social, economic, and environmental themes.

Go South Coast examine the ways in which can adapt to meet the evolving scene and highlights the essentials steps to be taken now.

Further speakers are to be announced.


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on October 18, 2022, 12:19:56 pm
   
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Please not that this meeting has moved to an ONLINE ONLY EVENT.  Please login by Zoom. 

 
Change to plans

Owing to the effect of industrial action on people‚Äôs ability to attend the planned live meeting in Taunton, we have decided to hold a series of online meetings instead. 

Mark Hopgood, Managing Director of Great Western Railway is the key speaker in the first meeting which takes place on Friday 21st October on Zoom.  If you have already registered for the meeting, joining instructions will be sent to you. 

If you know anyone planning to attend who has not yet registered, please ask them to use the Eventbrite link to register so they can receive a code.  Please get in touch if you would like help registering.

The second meeting, for which longer notice will be given will have a bus MD as the keynote speaker, the final meeting will seek to draw the threads together focusing on issues like through ticketing and other aspects of public transport integrations and spatial planning

We sincerely apologise for this late change.  A number of TravelWatch Members were keen for us to work around the problems caused by the industrial dispute and reservations about COVID and a strong solution seems offering virtual meetings in a digestible series of three.  Dates for the remaining meetings will be circulated shortly. 


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: ChrisB on October 18, 2022, 01:19:09 pm
Very odd - I spent all day yesterday at the GWR Stakeholder conference sat next to the Secretary, Briony & Chris Irwin & neither said anything about the change, not even when I said I couldn't attend in person. I can, however, by zoom, so I am one happy bunny.


It was probably one of the best Stakeholder events that GWR have run (Hi BobM!) and no doubt several of you were present using their online platform. I thought the MD of Passenger Services, Peter Wilkinson was very candid about where rail was going in the eyes of his masters.


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on October 18, 2022, 03:05:01 pm
It was probably one of the best Stakeholder events that GWR have run (Hi BobM!) and no doubt several of you were present using their online platform. I thought the MD of Passenger Services, Peter Wilkinson was very candid about where rail was going in the eyes of his masters.

Chris, for those of us who were far far away weren't even able to be online, could you share Peter W's main bullet points please.


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on October 18, 2022, 04:26:58 pm
It was probably one of the best Stakeholder events that GWR have run (Hi BobM!) and no doubt several of you were present using their online platform. I thought the MD of Passenger Services, Peter Wilkinson was very candid about where rail was going in the eyes of his masters.

Chris, for those of us who were far far away weren't even able to be online, could you share Peter W's main bullet points please.

Thanks for the answer, Chris - so important it's a new thread at http://www.passenger.chat/26800


Title: Re: TravelWatch SouthWest - 21st October 2022
Post by: grahame on October 19, 2022, 11:19:08 am
Does anyone else feel that the title of the event is somewhat ironic now that it has gone purely virtual?   

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Your event, TWSW General Meeting: Your Vision for Getting Around by Public Transport is happening soon.



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