A to B in easy stages

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Fenland District Council News from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

Three new “Getting from A to B” leaflets have been launched today (October 2) giving practical advice on travel options for people who don’t have a car.

Produced by the Fenland Transport and Access Group (FTAG), they are designed to address specific transport issues and problems that have been raised by local people.

They are written in the form of case studies that focus on individuals or families with particular needs.

They follow six previous leaflets published just over a year ago.

The latest three focus on travelling to work by bus from March to Wisbech (case study 7), family railcards that offer discounts on train travel (case study 8), and travelling by bus from Whittlesey to Peterborough, using the Rivergate bus stop (case study 9).

Earlier ones in the series covered issues such as social, shopping and hospital trips for someone with mobility difficulties, options for young people travelling for post-16 education and attending hospital appointments at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Councillor Ralph Butcher, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder responsible for transport, said: “These three new leaflets focus on slightly more general transport issues than the first six and so will be able to help more people.

“Where we know there are general transport issues to address, such as accessing Peterborough Hospital without having to change buses at the bus station, we are using this case study approach to highlight possible solutions and give clear advice and information.”

All nine “Getting from A to B” leaflets are available at the Fenland @ your service shops in March, Whittlesey and Wisbech and the Chatteris Community Hub. Copies are also available in local libraries and GP surgeries. Electronic versions are available at www.fenland.gov.uk/article/5730/Getting-from-A-to-B.

n For more information on transport available in Fenland, pick up a copy of the Fenland Transport Directory.

This is a “one-stop shop” of telephone numbers and website addresses, including bus, train and taxi companies, car schemes, dial-a-ride and NHS Patient transport.