Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
End of through trains
Bristol to Waterloo?

 
Please sign our petition
(more information)
 
Campaign links here
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 05:15 29 Nov 2021
* Covid: Dutch police arrest quarantine hotel escapee couple
- Covid: South Africa's president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans
- Venezuelan migrants seeking a new home in Chile
* Barbados prepares to cut ties with the Queen
- The underwater 'kites' generating electricity as they move
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 03/12/21 - TWSW AGM - online
09/12/21 - Award Event - CRN
19/01/22 - MTUG - regular meeting
08/03/22 - WWRUG AGM - B-o-A
Random Image
Train RunningCancelled
04:57 Reading to Redhill
06:43 Redhill to Reading
06:46 Reading to Gatwick Airport
07:01 Shalford to Reading
08:32 Gatwick Airport to Reading
Short Run
21:15 Penzance to London Paddington
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
November 29, 2021, 05:30:38 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[221] Stranded on a train for 17 hours !
[128] Masks To Become Compulsory On Public Transport Again
[84] XC short notice alterations due to driver unavailability.
[53] Are the railways fit for their (future) purpose?
[52] Day one - cruising in the time of Covid
[36] Great Western Railway: on-board catering, buffets, Travelling ...
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Linked Events
  • Chippenham Station Survey: January 28, 2019
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: 28th January to 2nd Feb - Survey at Chippenham Station  (Read 2095 times)
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34949



View Profile WWW Email
« on: January 25, 2019, 07:39:19 am »

Call for volunteers from TransWilts via https://www.facebook.com/TransWilts/posts/1734956723271029

Quote
TransWilts
January 23 at 9:33 PM ·

👍👍✔✔🔔🔔✔✔🔔🔔✔✔🛎🛎🛎🛎
Fancy making a difference to your Wiltshire community!?.........
We are organising a survey over several days at Chippenham Station to provide evidence of the issues and to provide data on the usage at Chippenham including passenger destinations, transport used to the station and frequency of travel. We will supply questionnaires and brochures for the survey.
We're seeking volunteers who can be on a rota to attend at the station and count passengers at exits and entrances or issue/collect questionnaires. The larger volunteer force we have - the less work for each individual. We will be at the station from Mon 28th to Thu 31st Jan and Sat 2nd Feb (3 shifts a day). The station has several entrances and exits so to be effective we will need small teams working together.
Hopefully by participating you will enjoy meeting other volunteers, meeting staff and have some fun as well. Plus the lovely station cafe (Hearty Hare) will provide you with a free hot drink and sarnie and we will cover £10 parking fee.
If you would be happy to volunteer on at least one day or one shift please let me know. The more the merrier......👍👍🧐
Please contact me at Sophie@TransWilts.org ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅

There will also be a much smaller survey at Melksham the following week organised by the Melksham Rail User Group - separate post to follow.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
eXPassenger
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 424


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:59:33 pm »

I note that they are covering the parking fee for a rail travel event.  No mention of a train fare.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34949



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 02:13:14 pm »

I note that they are covering the parking fee for a rail travel event.  No mention of a train fare.

Travel arrangements are being / have been made with Great Western so that anyone travelling to assist by train will be given a letter of authority to travel; you will NOT be expected to pay GWR (Great Western Railway) for travel on one of their trains to assist in the survey that's designed to help them.   I suspect that eyebrows might be raised if volunteers for really distant places sign up - best check with Sophie.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 34949



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 12:12:07 pm »

Late follow up ... factors such as poor weather, and Chippenham Station having four sets of barriers, made this a difficult survey to conducts, to the extent that the number of sessions was significantly reduced. I now understand (from a TransWilts director) that data was being gathered for GWR (Great Western Railway) and only the briefest of summaries is available (as yet?).  I've lost the tweet that told me the number of passengers counted in total and number of survey completed - think it was approaching 200 and around 6,000.

I hope that those of us who froze our butts off to help gather the data will get a little more feedback than "commercial in confidence" at some point ... I feel if the data's being gathered for purely commercial purposes and not for wider information, then perhaps it should be gathered by people who are being paid commercially to gather it!

Edit to add - Thank you to the member who found the tweet for me ... 4 days, 6,721 entries and exits, 196 surveys, 13 great community rail volunteers. And it does include "A huge thank you everyone"  Grin
« Last Edit: February 16, 2019, 12:46:53 pm by grahame » Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page