Welcome to Rail and Bus for Herefordshire
Rail & Bus for Herefordshire (RBfH) was formed over two decades ago as Rail for Herefordshire. The bus service element was added in 2012 as a response to impending cuts to local bus services. RBfH considers that both rail and bus services are vital to the future of public transport in Herefordshire and are an important and integral part of the economic and social development of the County.
The principal aims of RBfH are:
- To promote the interests of passengers using rail and bus services within Herefordshire and between Herefordshire and regional/national destinations.
- To actively assist in the promotion and development of public transport services and associated infrastructure such as rail and bus stations.
- To develop a cooperative relationship with train operating companies and Network Rail, Herefordshire Council, Members of Parliament, parish councils and other rail user organisations.
Our work and Campaigns
RBfH is actively involved in:
- The current consultation process for the award of new franchises for a. Wales & the Borders (as a member of the Marches Rail Users Alliance); b. the West Midlands and c. the Great Western.
- The development of a transport hub at Hereford Barrs Court station; improvements to stations at Leominster (in association with Leominster Rail Group) and Ledbury (as part of a Ledbury Local Transport Plan).
- County wide publicity campaigns to save rural bus services.
- Assistance to local bus service groups and parishes with timetable publicity.
- Development of future public transport in Herefordshire as part of Herefordshire Council’s Local Transport Plan and County Core Strategy Plan.
Become a RBfH member
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Read the latest Newsletter
Our Newsletter is published quarterly and is available in PDF format via this website or as hard copy from the chairman and newsletter editor.
Latest News from RBfH
See some of our top stories and stay up to date with Rail & Bus for Herefordshire.
The Omnibus Society Bulletin for South Wales and the West carried this sad heading for dramatic bus service withdrawals….24th July 2017 This date will no doubt go down in history as the day the rural bus was withdrawn from Dorset. Herefordshire survives far better...read more
Transport is dynamic; it runs through the core economic and social fabric of this country. It gives us lessons from the past, the challenges of the present and the importance of developments for the future. With this in mind Rail & Bus for Herefordshire is a founder...read more
The next Great Western Franchise is due to run from autumn 2020. However, the Department for Transport consider that the specification and award of a new franchise could be delayed for two years until 2020. The Department has entered into a consultation exercise...read more
The latest phasing report on HS2 deals with Crewe station where capacity problems are foreseen when HS2 comes whizzing in. The DfT report states: The Phase 2a high speed line connects to the WCML south of Crewe via two spur lines. Some modifications will be required...read more
Hereford has been the terminus for through inter-city trains to/from London for many years since the days of the original Great Western Railway. Perhaps the most famous train was the Cathedrals Express, where one could get a civilised breakfast! However, over the last...read more
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