Marches Line Weekend Closures

Chris Clarke of the Marches Rail Users Alliance has supplied the following: There are four consecutive weekends 29/30 Sept, 6/7 Oct, 13/14 Oct and 20/21 Oct where bus will replace train for the complete Saturday and Sunday service. The first two weekends the bus...

Have your say!

The good citizens of Cheshire and North Shropshire are getting worked up about the fact that their stations in England will be branded ‘Transport for Wales’ and not ‘Transport for Wales & Borders’ as indicated in the Agency Agreement between the Department for...

From the Archives

Tony Miller, archivist at the Welsh Railways Research Circle sent me a copy of the minutes of the Hereford Engine Drivers and Firemen’s United Society (the predecessor of ASLEF). The interesting bit is a record of the meeting with J Armstrong Esq, who was...

First do transform bus travel in Cornwall

Bus travel has changed greatly in Cornwall in recent months and the county, once thought of as the graveyard for buses as they saw out their last days, has been transformed by an influx of new vehicles, both single and double deck. In 2016 the Government announced...

Changes to Track Layout at Craven Arms

From Monday 8th October the track layout at Craven Arms will be changing. The main change is that services heading onto the Heart of Wales Line from Shrewsbury will depart from Platform 2 instead of Platform 1 as now. Anyone travelling from the Hereford direction...

The Welsh Government’s Brave New Railway

There is great buzz in Wales. The news is out. Welsh railways are to be transformed under the new deal with train operator and construction firm Keolis-Amey. What are the plans as announced? An additional 600 staff will be recruited to deliver the service in a range...

The Golden Age of Steam

Three weeks after the 50th anniversary of the official end of steam-driven locomotion on Britain’s railways, rail enthusiast and TV director David Parker’s talk ‘The Golden Age of Steam’ at Malvern Theatre must be a date for your diary, as it will include his film...

Sad fate for England’s Bus Services

Almost 60% of public transport journeys are made by bus So why has the funding been halved? Buses are Britain’s most frequent used form of public transport. Last year, 4.4 billion bus trips were made across England and buses account for 59% of all public transport...

Not All Doom & Gloom

A glimmer of hope comes out of Herefordshire. Two market day bus services have been saved. The 405 Ledbury to Hereford via Bromyard and Pencombe and the 498 Bucknell to Hereford via Leintwardine were both on the danger list. Both have been reprieved and new contracts...

Newsletter Summer 2018

Keeping you informed about your rail and bus services, here is the Summer 2018 Rail & Bus for Herefordshire newsletter. You can view online or click the link below to download a PDF copy that you can print. [pdf-embedder...
Herefordshire Sustainable Transport Group

Herefordshire Sustainable Transport Group

What visitors and new arrivals to Hereford find as they leave our wonderful station entrance, which is a grade 2 listed example of Victorian grandeur, has become a matter of national shame, with several national bodies calling attention to the folly that blights an...

RBfH Response to Hereford Transport Package (HTP) Consultation

The HTP is considered a flawed and unbalanced plan because: A.        There is an over emphasis on the bypass which is contrary to Local Transport Plan visions and policies of: 1. To enable economic growth. 2. To provide a good quality transport network for all. 3. To...

Historic Britain’s Urban Transport Panel visits Hereford

In October 2017 the Urban Panel from Historic England visited Hereford. The Urban Panel were invited to Hereford, primarily, to consider how the City might best accommodate the new University, to examine what sort of framework might need to be in place to assist its...