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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2018, 05:45:25 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 05:51:15 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2018, 06:03:09 pm »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.

I will merge the two and correct the old (confusing) title a bit later
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2018, 06:13:49 pm »

Also worth noting, as is so often the case with such articles, we are only getting part of the story here. Take the Castle Mead estate for example - What the article doesn't mention is that the successful 2013 Wiltshire Council LSTF bid that provided the initial funding for an appropriate TransWilts rail service also funded a team of people who went door to door talking to each of the Castle Mead residents, assessing their transport needs, and providing them with information about the local bus service from the estate to Trowbridge, onward bus and rail connections from Trowbridge itself, and other sustainable transport options such as local walking and cycle routes.

This wasn't a Johnny-Come-Lately exercise either - the bus route was already put in place before the bulk of the new homes went up, and the team operated while houses were literally being built and occupied around them.

How do I know this? - I was the leader of the team.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 04:24:32 am »

The report being reported is already the subject of this thread - thought the thread title is wrong, it should be Transport for new Homes. There was a similar piece in this morning's Times, too - why the interest only now?

Sorry.  I had read the earlier post and thought this was a new item.

I will merge the two and correct the old (confusing) title a bit later

Merged and subject line sorted
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