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the railway is run in the most efficient and cost
effective manner: we firmly believe that multiple
contractual interfaces between numerous fragmented
operators is not the best way to achieve this as the last
ten years since privatisation amply demonstrates. The
achievement of our other aims will be easier and cheaper
to achieve if this fundamental is got right.
seating capacity on all trains is sufficient for existing
demand and to cater for growth, which has been sustained
over a very long period of time.
to date real time information is available at all
minimum standard of station facility in terms of
specification for waiting shelters; provision of
information; usable car parking facilities; cleanliness (both
platform and whole station environment) and lighting are
both set and adhered to.
there are sufficient platform and on board staff to cater
properly for passenger needs.
there is proper integration with bus services both
physically and by ticketing. In a rural area running both
bus and train services as one entity has great advantages
and may help facilitate Aim 5.
track capacity is sufficient to maintain efficiently the
punctuality of the service and accommodate an hourly
passenger service as well as being able to support
freight and charter train movements.
|8)||That the timetable designed around transport needs relating to wider policy objectives this includes:|
|i||A morning commuter train into Shrewsbury (and return).|
|ii||Proper connections with the coast line at Dovey Junction/Machynlleth.|
|iii||Sufficient recovery time built into schedules to allow for holding of late running connections.|
|iv||A morning commuter train into Aberystwyth (and return).|
|v||Connections of less than 25 minutes wait at Shrewsbury in all directions.|
cross platform connections to London preferably at
reopening of stations at Bow St (Ceredigion), Carno (Powys)
and Hanwood (Shropshire).
journey times are not in excess of two hours between
Aberystwyth and Shrewsbury.
rolling stock is appropriate for longer distance
passengers that make up most of the users of the line and
that trolley facilities are available on the majority of
Internal decor and maintenance of rolling stock are of a
high acceptable standard.
|13)||That an easy to understand, transparent fare system is put in place that encourages travel. Including:|
|i||Adult group travel discounts.|
|ii||The easing of restrictions of cheap day returns in winter.|
|iii||Consistency with fare levels in other parts of the country|
|iv||A zonal system for travel.|
Integration with local and Traws Cymru bus services.
|14)||That full usage of the line is properly recorded by the full collection of fares.|