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30/06/2019: June 2019 News Briefing

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Ferries & Fishguard Harbour: The Ports, Past and Present project - National Assembly – Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee:
Inquiry into the future of Transport for Wales - Training for Bus Drivers: Update on Customer Focus Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Training

June 2019 News Briefing

 

31/05/2019: May News Briefing

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New T11 TrawsCymru Service - Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Operators (PACTO) update: new liftsharing project, Take Me Too - National Assembly: Enterprise, Skills & Enterprise Committee - Bus Services and Concessionary Fares - Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs) - Joint Transport Authorities (JTAs)

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30/04/2019: April News Briefing

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Transport update. Richard Bros Events & Services. Cycling Report. Fishguard Harbour Cruise Ship Visits. National Assembly – Enterprise, Skills & Enterprise Committee News. Transport for Wales Rail News.

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31/03/2019: March News Briefing

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Special Focus on cycling at the AGM.  Buses - Changes to Pembrokeshire Service.  Hospital Transport.

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28/02/2019: February News Briefing

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Annual General Meeting - Community Transport: The Wheels2work scheme - South West Wales Regional Transport Forum Projects - Transport for Wales Stations Audit

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12/10/2017: NB October 2017

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Welsh Government bus consultations. Fishguard Harbour 2017 cruise ship visits. Annual report of the Traffic Commissioner for Wales. Wales & Borders Rail Franchise procurement

Download the News Briefing October 2017

 

02/09/2017: NB September 2017

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Network Rail: New Wales Route Supervisory Board. Update on the procurement of the next Wales & Borders Rail Franchise. Welsh Affairs Committee: Rail Electrification Inquiry.

Download the News Briefing September 2017

 

02/08/2017: NB August 2017

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Cycling & Walking: Pembrokeshire County Council Active Travel Integrated Network Map Consultation. Fishguard Harbour cruise ship visits. National Assembly External Affairs & Additional Legislation Committee: Inquiry into the implications of Brexit for Welsh ports.

Download the News Briefing August 2017

 

11/07/2017: NB July 2017

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Buses: Pembrokeshire Bwcabus launch. Free TrawsCymru weekend bus travel. Trains: Fishguard train services in connection with plans for the next Wales & Borders Rail Franchise.

Download the News Briefing July 2017

 

17/06/2017: NB June 2017

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Cycling & Walking: Lancastrian U3A Cycle Group's ride on the Celtic Trail. New St Dogmaels to Poppit Sands multi-user path. National Assembly Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee: Rail Franchise & the Metro Inquiry report.

NB June 2017

 

07/05/2017: NB May 2017

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Pembrokeshire Access Group - Big Access Talk. Welsh Government - Bus service consultation response. Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations - Annual General Meeting. Transport for Wales - Wales and Borders rail service consultation response.

NB May 2017

 

10/04/2017: NB April 2017

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National Assembly Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee - Rail Franchise & Metro inquiry. Transport for Wales - Wales & Borders and the Metro consultation workshops.

NB April 2017

 

09/03/2017: NB March 2017

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Buses: Pembrokeshire Bus Survey, New Pembrokeshire Bwcabus area, Welsh Government Bus consultation. Trains: Arriva Trains Wales Accessibility Initiative, National Assembly Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee Rail Franchise & Metro inquiry. Transport for Wales Wales & Borders and Metro consultation.

NB March 2017

 

28/02/2017: NB February 2017

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New Pembrokeshire Transport Action Group. National Asssembly Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee: Rail franchise & Metro Inquiry. Plus summary of the submission from the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum. 

NB February 2017

 

03/01/2017: NB January 2017

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Buses: LINC project & Welsh Government Bus Summit. Community Transport: Green Dragon Scooter update. Goodwick Station Cat Memorial. Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum Access Workshop. Wales & Borders Rail Franchise consultations. Walking: Tiffo's Walks

NB January 2017

 

01/12/2016: NB December 2016

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National Transport Authority (Ireland) rail consultation. Pembrokeshire Access Group Big Access Awards. Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum January workshop on improving access to outdoor recreational sites & experiencing recreational activity. Wales & Borders Rail Franchise procurement update. Walks for families in North Pembrokeshire.

NB December 2016

 

02/11/2016: NB November 2016

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Community Transport: Bus Buddies project & CT Forum for Pembrokeshire - 'Let's Talk Transport'. Cycling & Walking: Pembrokeshire County Council's Active Travel Consultation. Trains: Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates comments on non-for-profit Wales & Borders rail franchise & devolution of rail infrastructure powers. South West Wales Regional Transport Forum Haverfordwest meeting.

NB November 2016

 

27/10/2016: NB 2016.10 October Transport for Wales Annex

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Transport for Wales: (1) Background. (2) Objectives. (3) Outputs. (4) Performance Indicators. (5) Project Procurement.

NB 2016.10 October Transport for Wales Annex

 

27/10/2016: NB 2016.10 October

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Next Wales and Borders Rail Franchise: (1) Pre-qualified bidders announced. (2) Welsh Affairs Committee Inquiry

NB 2016.10 October

 

14/10/2016: NB 2016.10 September

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Planning for next Wales & Borders Rail Franchise. National Assembly Economy & Infrastructure Committee to undertake inquiry into the rail franchise and the South East Wales Metro project. House of Commons Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry into the rail franchise.

NB 2016.09 September

 

14/08/2016: NB 2016.08 August

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Visitors use of North Pembrokeshire transport services. Buses - new TrawsCymru Day Ticket. Appointment of new Traffic Commissioner for Wales. National Assembly Economy & Infrastructure Committee consultation on priorities for forward work - North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum submission.

NB 2016.08 August

 

07/07/2016: NB 2016.07 July

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National Assembly: (1) Update on the Wales & Borders Franchise by Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates AM. (2) Economy, Infrastructure & Skills Committee consultation on Committee priority areas. South West Wales Regional Transport Forum: Welsh Government funding.

NB 2016.07 July

 

18/06/2016: NB 2016.06 June

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Community Transport: Let's Talk Transport event and Bus Buddies Project. Fishguard Harbour cruise ships. National Assembly for Wales transport developments. South West Wales Regional Transport Forum: Active Travel Act 2015/16 activities and Voluntary Welsh Bus Quality Standard.

NB 2016.06 June

 

06/05/2016: NB 2016.05 May

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Community transport: Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) Annual Report and Big Lottery Bus Buddies Award. Trains: mobile ticket apps pros & cons and Arriva Trains Wales West Wales Station Adopters' Conference. Walking and Cycling: Pembrokeshire County Council's Active Travel activities.

NB 2016.05 May

 

04/04/2016: NB 2016.04 April

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The Fourth National Assembly for Wales and Transport: (1) National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee transport inquiries & Welsh Government responses and (2) Welsh Government rail franchise consultation.

NB 2016.04 April

 

04/03/2016: NB 2016.03 March

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North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum Annual General Meeting: 'The Role of Community Transport in Multi-Modal Public Transport'. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Inquiries: (1) Bus and community transport services in Wales and (2) Priorities for the future of Welsh rail infrastructure. Welsh Government rail franchise consultation.

NB 2016.03 March

 

04/02/2016: NB 2016.02 February

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National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee: Active Travel, Bus & Community Transport & Welsh Rail Infrastructure Inquiries.

NB 2016.02 February

 

31/01/2016: NB 2016.01 January

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Work on new toilet block at Fishguard & Goodwick rail station. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Welsh Rail Infrastructure Inquiry. Welsh Government proposals for a voluntary Welsh Bus Quality Standard. Welsh Government Rail Franchise Consultation.

NB 2016.01 January

 

05/12/2015: NB 2015.12 December

download iconCommunity transport PIVOT update. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee inquiry into bus & community transport services in Wales. Regional Transport Forum for South West Wales: bus issues, North Pembrokeshire transport improvements, Swansea Bay City Region Board update. Office of Rail Regulation (ORR): Estimates of Fishguard stations usage, 2014-15.

NB 2015.12 December

 

05/11/2015: NB 2015.11 November

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Pembrokeshire's coastal buses. Community transport updates: Green Dragon, Bws y Bobol, Midas minibus driver training, & Pembrokeshire Intermediate Voluntary Organisations Team (PIVOT). National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Inquiry into Bus & Community Transport services. Trains: Electrification to Swansea delayed & Improvements to Fishguard & Goodwick station.

NB 2015.11 November

 

10/10/2015: NB 2015.10 October

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National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee Inquiry into Bus and Community Transport Services in Wales. Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 offer. Fishguard and Goodwick Rail Station improvements and station cat memorial. The Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company.

NB 2015.10 October

 

04/09/2015: NB 2015.09 September

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Fishguard & Goodwick Rail Station improvements. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Buses & Community Transport Inquiry and Update session with the Department for Transport. Report on the Regional Transport Forum for South West Wales. Welsh Government speed limits for schools.

NB 2015.09 September

 

02/08/2015: NB 2015.08 August

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Fishguard & Goodwick Rail Station improvements approved. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Bus & Community Transport Inquiry. Welsh Government National Transport Finance Plan.

NB 2015.08 August

 

07/07/2015: NB 2015.07 July

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Buses: Young Persons Discounted Travel Scheme & Launch of Upgraded T5 TrawsCymru service. Community Transport: Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) AGM presentation about the 2015 Community Transport Survey. Ports: National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Inquiry into the potential of the maritime economy in Wales. Rail: Improvements to Fishguard & Goodwick Rail Station.

NB 2015.07 July

 

02/06/2015: NB 2015.06 June

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Cardiff City Region Metro & All-Wales Rail Franchise. Wales Community Transport Association Swansea Roadshow. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee city region scrutiny. South West Wales Regional Transport Forum meeting: bus funding & concessionary fares, Active Travel Act, Joint Local Transport Plan for Swansea Bay City Region, Response to Network Rail Wales Route Study consultation. Cruise ship visits to Fishguard Harbour.

NB 2015.06 June

 

01/05/2015: NB 2015.05 May

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Rail Users Seminar on Wales & Borders franchise specification. Transport Focus conference. Corinthian cruise ship visit to Fishguard Harbour. North Pembrokeshire transport grants: Fishguard & Goodwick rail station, St Davids Glasfryn Road, 20mph zones at schools and Goodwick Moor shared-use path. Swansea Bay City Region Innovation Summit.

NB 2015.05 May

 

01/04/2015: NB 2015.04 April

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First Great Western update on new Great Western franchise.  Forthcoming Transport Focus (formerly Passenger Focus) conference and board meeting in Cardiff, 13-14 May - 'How will the Welsh National Transport Plan deliver'?  Swansea Bay City Region Board Growth Strategy report.  Forthcoming seminar for rail user groups on specifications for the next Wales and Borders franchise, in Cardiff on 11 May.

NB 2015.04 April

 

01/03/2015: NB 2015.03 March

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Forum's Annual General meeting - David Hall's presentation on TrawsCymru.  Charter train Northern Belle's St David's Day Excursion to Fishguard.  Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Pembrokeshire Walkability activities.  South West Wales Regional Transport Forum - report on Pembrokeshire County Council bids to the Welsh Government for transport funding relevant to North Pembrokeshire.  Rail Interest Groups Workshop report.

NB 2015.03 March

 

01/02/2015: NB 2015.02 February

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Forum's 15th AGM to feature presentation on the new TrawsCymru T5 Aberystwyth - Haverfordwest bus service.  Reports on:  National Assembly Cross Party Group on Community Transport, Community Transport Association (CTA) Wales 2015 Conference, Update on planning for the next Wales and Borders Rail Franchise, and the South West Rail Interest Groups Workshop.

NB 2015.02 February

 

01/01/2015: NB 2015.01 January

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Buses: New Aberystwyth - Haverfordwest TrawsCymru T5  service.  Community Transport:  North Pembrokeshire Dial-a-Ride services, Sgwt Wheels2Work scheme, National Assembly Cross Party CT group and Pembrokeshire Intermediate Voluntary Organisations Team (PIVOT).  Fishguard Harbour: Forthcoming cruise ship visits.

NB 2015.01 January

 

01/12/2014: NB 2014.12 December

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Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) 2013-14 estimates of Pembrokeshire station usage.
National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee:  Swansea Bay City Region Board transport plans to be submitted in January.  Connectivity agenda in south-west Wales focussing around broadband, not physical infrastructure.  Transport Minister Edwina Hart AM intends to go for not-for-dividend Wales and Borders Rail Franchise and establish an arms-length company.  Wants devolved powers to ensure equity of provision across Wales.  Enhanced services needed in west Wales.
Launch of the Welsh Government's Draft National Transport Plan Consultation .

NB 2014.12 December

 

01/11/2014: NB 2014.11 November

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National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee Tourism Inquiry.  Transport recommendations from Prof Stuart Cole, RailFuture Cymru and others.  New long distance TrawsCymru T5 Aberystwyth - Haverfordwest bus service to start in January 2015.  Trains:  Improved Fishguard - Carmarthen morning timetable, Welsh Government gets power to award future Wales and Borders franchises, and Welsh Government to get views of rail interest groups on rail matters in Wales.

NB 2014.11 November

 

01/10/2014: NB 2014.10 October

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Research into Unmet Transport Needs in Rural Pemrokeshire: buses and community transport services.  Pembrokeshire Community Transport Forum 2014.  National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee:  Wales and Borders Rail Franchise, Rail Electrification and Scrutiny on Ports.

NB 2014.10 October

 

01/09/2014: NB 2014.09 September

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Start of Richards Bros winter coastal bus services.  Pembrokeshire Community Transport Forum meeting.  Welsh Government terms and conditions for bus and community transport operators and concessionary fares reimbursement.  National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee to consider an update on Ports and Rail Electrification.  Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 offer and Advance Tickets information.  Information about new South West Wales Regional Transport Forum.

NB 2014.09 September

 

01/08/2014: NB 2014.08 August

download iconExtra Fishguard trains get go-ahead.  Buses and Community Transport proposals in the report from the Bus Policy Advisory Group.  Welsh Government seeks Feedback from Rail Passengers.

NB 2014.08 August

 

01/07/2014: NB 2014.07 July

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Preseli Rural Transport Association (PRTA) - Green Dragon Bus Annual Review: Community transport dial-a-ride and minibus hire services, driver training, accessible community car hire, plus the Sgwt (scooter) scheme.  Suggestions for the promotion of the Fishguard-Rosslare ferry services.  Arriva Trains Wales Conwy Valley and West Wales special summer fare cuts.  Submission to the Welsh Government of results of the survey of the trial Fishguard rail services.  Workshop regarding the development of a Joint Transport Plan for South West Wales.

NB 2014.07 July

 

01/06/2014: NB 2014.06 June

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Conclusion of the Fishguard Rail Survey.  New book about the history of Richards Bros bus services.  Preseli Rural Transport Association (PRTA) - Green Dragon Bus Annual Review.  Green Dragon scooter (Sqwt) scheme.  Trains:  North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum (NPTF) submission to the Great Western Franchise Special Consultation.

NB 2014.06 June

 

01/05/2014: NB 2014.05 May

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Background information regarding the survey of the trial Fishguard rail services.  Fishguard and Goodwick rail stations:  signage and photographs.  North Pembrokeshire coastal bus services.  Summer Rosslare rail-sail connections.  Welsh Government Public Transport Users' Advisory Panel:  re-advertisement for Panel Chair.

NB 2014.05 May

 

01/04/2014: NB 2014.04 April

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Bus Users (BUUK) Cymru annual report.  Community Transport Association (CTA) Cymru submission to the National Assembly Petitions Committee regarding changes to community transport service provision and funding of bus services.  Green Dragon Bus scooter scheme, Sgwt.  Disincentives to the use of train services to Fishguard and Goodwick station.

NB 2014.04 April

 

01/03/2014: NB 2014.03 March

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National Assembly Petitions Committee Bus and Community Transport Survey.  Suggested cycling code of conduct for pedestrians on shared-use paths.  Stena Line Fishguard Harbour presentation to National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee evidence session on EU funding opportunities.  Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) 2012-2013 station usage estimates for Fishguard rail stations.  South West Wales Integrated Transport Consortium (SWWITCH) presentation to the Swansea Bay City Region Board on future transport arrangements following Welsh Government transport changes.

NB 2014.03 March

 

01/02/2014: NB 2014.02 February

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North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum Annual General Meeting announcement. Community transport:  St Davids Bws y Bobol Dial-a-ride service, and Recruitment of new Pembrokeshire Country Cars Service Manager.  SUSTRANS Cycling Code of Conduct on shared-use paths.  Forum Journey Alerts.  National Assembly:  Edwina Hart AM Ministerial update and budget outturn 2012-13 to Enterprise & Business Committee, and Plenary debate and Ministerial response to the Future of the Wales & Borders Rail Franchise report.  Northern Belle charter train visit to Fishguard.  New Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Walkabout Project wallking directory.

NB 2014.02 February

 

01/01/2014: NB 2014.01 January

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Buses:  Richards Bros Cardigan-Aberyswyth service.  Community transport:  Green Dragon Scooter and Bus Buddies projects, Town Rider services.  Pembrokeshire County Council: Mobile Library Service Consultation and Travel Pattern Survey.  National Assembly Plenary Debate on Ministerial Transport Plans.  Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) update.  Information about the Swansea Bay City Region, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard Harbour.

NB 2014.01 January

 

01/12/2013: NB 2013.12 December

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New Haverfordwest - Aberyswyth bus service.  Launch of Green Dragon community transport scooter scheme.  Cilgerran - Poppit Sands Charity Bike Ride.  SWWITCH Rail Strategy.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Rail Franchise report.  Future of the Wales & Borders Rail Franchise.  Charter for the next Wales & Borders rail franchise.

NB 2013.12 December

 

01/11/2013: NB 2013.11 November

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Community transport:  Green Dragon Town Rider services, Car Club operations and forthcoming scooter scheme.  Concerns about the future of Fishguard trial train services.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Wales & Borders rail franchise inquiry.  New Trans European Network for Transport (TEN-T).  New infrastructure fund - Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

NB 2013.11 November

 

01/10/2013: NB 2013.10 October

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Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science & Transport: Withdrawal of Arriva Buses Wales bus services in North and West Wales, commitment to community transport & integrated public transport.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Wales & Borders Rail Franchise Inquiry.  Community Rail Partnerships.

NB 2013.10 October

 

01/09/2013: NB 2013.09 September

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BUUK Bus services for older passengers.  National Assembly Cross Party Group on Community Transport: Non emergency patient transport.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee: Wales & Borders Rail Franchise Inquiry.

NB 2013.09 September

 

01/08/2013: NB 2013.08 August

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BUUK Bus services for older passengers.  National Assembly Cross Party Group on Community Transport: Non emergency patient transport.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee: Wales & Borders Rail Franchise Inquiry.

NB 2013.08 August

 

01/07/2013: NB 2013.07 July

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Fishguard & Goodwick Regeneration Plan.  Pembrokeshire County Council Single Integrated Plan consultation for sustainable development of communities.  Green Dragon services.  National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Wales & Borders Rail Franchise Inquiry.  SWWITCH Rail Strategy.

NB 2013.07 July

 

01/06/2013: NB 2013.06 June

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National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Integrated Transport Inquiry recommendations and consideration of the Active Travel (Wales) Bill.  Ferry services.  Rail and sail tickets.

NB 2013.06 June

 

01/05/2013: NB 2013.05 May

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National Assembly Active Travel (Wales) Bill - Enterprise & Business and Constitutional & Legislative Committees' reports and recommendations regarding local authorities maps for walking and cycling routes. Changes to Irish Rail departure times on Rosslare Line services to connect with ferry services.

NB 2013.05 May

 

01/04/2013: NB 2013.04 April

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Buses: Real-time information, Richards Bros, West Wales Rover tickets, Explorer tickets. Community transport: Clydau Connections project, St Davids dial-a-ride, Fishguard Town Rider services. Trains: Fishguard and Goodwick services, Loughor Viaduct & redoubling project. National Assembly for Wales Enterprise & Business Committee Active Travel (Wales) Bill - Evidence Sessions.

NB 2013.04 April

 

01/03/2013: NB 2013.03 March

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SWWITCH Joint Committee. Bus funding. Community transport funding. Active Travel (Wales) Bill: National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Evidence sessions. North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum Annual General Meeting.

 

NB 2013.03 March

 

01/02/2013: NB 2013.02 February

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Pembrokeshire coastal bus services. Reduction in bus funding. Clydau Car Club. South West Wales Community Transport Forum. Town Rider services. Problems with London - Fishguard rail fares. Active Travel (Wales) Bill. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Integrated Transport Inquiry.

NB 2013.02 February

 

01/01/2013: NB 2013.01 January

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Bus/rail connections. Ministerial bus services statement: Regional Transport Consortia & new bus & community transport funding system - Regional Transport Services Grant. Regional Network Strategies. Concessionary fares. TrawsCymru services. Public Transport Users Committee information report. Traveline Cymru. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Integrated Transport Inquiry.

NB 2013.01 January

 

01/12/2012: NB 2012.12 December

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St Davids dial-a-ride. St Dogmaels community transport. New Richard Bros bus-rail connection: Fishguard & Goodwick Station. National Assembly Business & Enterprise Committee Integrated Transport Inquiry. North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum train serivce evaluation project. SWWITCH Fishguard rail priorities.

NB 2012.12 December

 

01/11/2012: NB 2012.11 November

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Withdrawal of Sunday bus services. Poor bus-rail connections at Fishguard & Goodwick Station. Fishguard community minibus. Preseli Green Dragon services. St Davids dial-a-ride. Fishguard rail services. National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee Integrated Transport Inquiry.

NB 2012.11 November

 

01/10/2012: NB 2012.10 October

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Clydau Connections Project car club. Bws y Bobol community minibus. Cardi Bach Cycle Track. Ticket vending machines. Station adoption - Fishguard & Goodwick Station. Irish rail connections

NB 2012.10 October

 

01/09/2012: NB 2012.09 September

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Haverfordwest electric car charging station. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Walks for All Guide - easy, wheelchair-accessible walks. Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 & Pembrokeshire Railcards special offers. Preseli Rural Transport Association Community Transport appointment.

NB 2012.09 September

 

01/08/2012: NB 2012.08 August

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Cuts - bus services. Bus Users UK Cymru (BUUK Cymru) bus surgeries. Bus compliance monitors. New Fishguard community transport minibus. Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 promotion. Clunderwen station. Fishguard train services. Passenger Focus user groups e-newsletter. Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC) for Wales - public transport information report.

NB 2012.08 August

 

01/07/2012: NB 2012.07 July

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Bus surgeries. Community Transport job. Cycle hire. Information provision. Public Transport Users Committee investigation into transport integration.

NB 2012.07 July

 

01/06/2012: NB 2012.06 June

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Fishguard & Goodwick Station award. Community Transport. Clydau Connections project. Collaborative Communities project. Preseli Rural Transport Association. Passenger Focus Sharing Best Practice Workshops. Arriva Trains Wales Journey Check Alerts services. Welsh Government Walking & Cycling Consultation. Active Travel (Wales) Bill.

NB 2012.06 June

 

01/05/2012: NB 2012.05 May and Train Evaluation

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Meeting of Carl Sargeant AM, Transport Minister, with the National Assembly's Enterprise and Business Committee.  Topics:  Bus services, Community transport, Cycling and walking, Train services, Accessibility issues and Integration.

NB 2012.05 May and Train Evaluation

 

01/04/2012: NB 2012.04 April

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National Assembly Cross Party Group on Community Transport.  National Assembly Cross Party Group on Rail.  Public Transport Users Committee for Wales public transport information report.  Promotion of new Fishguard app.  Goodwick train services.  Towy Valley Explorer.

NB 2012.04 April

 

01/03/2012: NB 2012.03 March

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Community Transport Concessionary Fares Initiative petition.  Reopening of Fishguard & Goodwick Station.  Station ticket vending machines.  Changes to Fishguard & Goodwick train timetable.  NPTF Annual General Meeting.

NB 2012.03 March

 

01/02/2012: NB 2012.02 February

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NPTF Annual General Meeting.  Bus services:  Goodwick to Fishguard Youth Centre.  Community Transport Concessionary Fares Initiative.  Train services:  information and fares.  Goodwick station.  Public Transport Users Committee.

NB 2012.02 February

 

01/01/2012: NB 2012.01 January

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Wifi now on Richards Bros 412 buses.  Concessionary fares on community transport petition to Welsh Government.  Fishguard Town Rider services.  Arriva Trains Club 55 promotion and information about railcards.  Update on Goodwick station development and on the new Fishguard train services.

NB 2012.01 January

 

01/12/2011: NB 2011.12 December

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Community transport: Fishguard Town Rider.  Cycling:  Bike It project expanding into Pembrokeshire.  Improvements to information about new Fishguard train services.  Former Fishguard & Goodwick station to reopen in March 2012.  Network Rail to redouble line between Dyffryn and Cockett  and to replace the Loughor Viaduct.  Mobility issues.  Problems with online purchase of rail tickets.  Traveline Cymru update.

NB 2011.12 December

 

30/11/2011: 11.11 News Briefing

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Community transport:  Clydau Connections Project.  Withdrawal of Fishguard-Rosslare fast ferry services.  Network Rail Goodwick station track improvements.  Updates on new Fishguard train services and the Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC).

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31/10/2011: October 2011 News Briefing

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Irish rail connections to Rosslare Europort.  Passenger use of new Fishguard trains.  Ministerial responses by Carl Sargeant AM to National Assembly Plenary questions: includes personalised travel plans, blue badge scheme reforms, sustainable transport in rural areas and the TrawsCymru network.  Evidence to National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee: includes rail electrification, concessionary fares and equality issues.

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30/09/2011: September 2011 News Briefing

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New Richards Bros bus timetables.  Fundraising for new Fishguard Community Minibus.  Bws y Bobl:  St Davids Peninsula Community Minibus Forum.  Launch of new Fishguard train services.  Information about Pembrokeshire Railcard and Arriva Trains Club 55.  National Assembly Plenary debate on public transport accessibility.

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31/08/2011: August 2011 News Briefing

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Bus-rail connections.  Real time information.  Community transport:  Fishguard, Preseli Green Dragon and Bws y Bobl.  Project to reopen Fishguard & Goodwick station set in motion.  New TrawsCymru travel app.

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31/07/2011: July 2011 News Briefing

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Transport commitments made to National Assembly Enterprise & Business Committee by new Transport Minister Carl Sargeant AM.  Includes bus, community transport and train services, cycling and walking, accessibility issues and integration.

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30/06/2011: June 2011 News Briefing

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Real time information displays at Pembrokeshire bus stops.  Community Transport Forum for Pembrokeshire:  emergency evacuation training, updates on community transport services, hospital transport, and Wheels to Work study.  Arriva timetable changes.  Award for All Points West Community Rail Partnership.  Fishguard Trains petition closure.  Proposal to reopen Goodwick station.  New Pembrokeshire Walking Website.

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31/05/2011: May 2011 News Briefing

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North Pembrokeshire bus and community transport services and use of Traveline.  Welsh Government community consultation on timetable for additional Fishguard train services, to commence in September.

 

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30/04/2011: April 2011 News Briefing

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Major report on developments connected to the September provision of additional train services to Fishguard.  Pembrokeshire Preseli Walking Festival.

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31/03/2011: March 2011 News Briefing

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Announcement of additional Fishguard trains.  Pembrokeshire to have electronic display screens at bus stops.  Fishguard Town Rider community transport users' meeting.  Bike Mobility launch.  Safe Routes in Communities funding for Fishguard.  Establishment of Public Transport Users Committee for Wales (PTUC).  North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum Annual General Meeting.

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28/02/2011: February 2011 News Briefing

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Reports on Pembrokeshire coastal bus services, Bws y Bobl and Fishguard Town Rider community transport, Bike Mobility, Fishguard ferry and harbour news, and the Fishguard trains petition.

 

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31/01/2011: January 2011 News Briefing

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Bus Users UK Cymru newsletter.  Passenger Focus passenger advice team, National Passenger Survey (NPS), and Autumn 2010 ratings for Arriva Trains Wales.  Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC) seeks public views on public transport in their areas.

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31/12/2010: December 2010 News Briefing

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Pembrokeshire coastal bus services.  Adele Baumgardt appointed as chairperson of the Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC).  SWWITCH Joint Committee meeting:  reports on All Points West Community Rail Partnership, Passenger Focus and long term rail planning.

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30/11/2010: November 2010 News Briefing

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Bus Users UK  (BUUK) Cymru report on Pembrokeshire bus services, Haverfordwest bus surgery with TrawsCambria.  Lack of information at bus stops.  Use of public transport by young people.  Preseli Green Dragon and Bwcabus services.  Overcrowding on trains.  Fishguard Trains Petition.

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31/10/2010: October 2010 News Briefing

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Preseli Rural Transport Association award from Community Transport Association (CTA) for best marketing.  Fishguard Minibus and Bws y Bobol community transport services.  Rail consultations: (1) Inquiry into the Accessibility of Rail Stations in Wales and (2) Department for Transport (DfT) Rail Franchise Consultation. 

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30/09/2010: September 2010 News Briefing

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TrawsCambria Network Consultation.  Praise for Pembrokeshire bus drivers.  Community transport:  Preseli Green Dragon, Bws y Bobol and Fishguard Minibus.  North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum (NPTF) support for Pembrokeshire County Council bid for Safe Routes in Communities grant for Fishguard.  Proposal to close Rosslare-Waterford rail services.  National Assembly Petitions Committee consideration of Fishguard Trains Petition.  North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum (NPTF) response to Inquiry into Rural Tourism in Wales.

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31/08/2010: August 2010 News Briefing

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Community transport:  Fishguard Minibus, Bws y Bobol and Preseli Green Dragon.  Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC).  Pembrokeshire County Council Safe Routes in Communities grant application for Fishguard.  Proposal to close Rosslare-Waterford rail services.

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31/07/2010: July 2010 News Briefing

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North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum (NPTF) Executive Committee meeting with David Hall, TrawsCambria Network Manager.  Community Transport Wales (CTA Cymru) Car Scheme Forum: non emergency patient transport.  Role of Public Transport Users Committee (PTUC).

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30/06/2010: June 2010 News Briefing

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Launch of Pembrokeshire Passport for disabled travellers, joint initiative of Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembrokeshire Access Group.  SWWITCH Home to School Code of Conduct.  SWWITCH School Travel Pass.  Proposed community transport minibus service for Fishguard area.  New Traveline Community Transport page, joint initiative with CTA Cymru.  National Assembly Petitions Committee consideration of Fishguard Trains Petition.  Passenger Focus Spring 2010 National Passenger Survey.

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31/05/2010: May 2010 News Briefing

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Bus Users UK surgeries in Carmarthenshire.  Problems with bus connections between North Pembrokeshire and Aberystwyth.  Proposed community transport minibus services for Fishguard area.  Cycling and horse riding: temporary closure of Fishguards bridleway  during construction of new infants/junior school.  Alternative routes to be provided.  South West Wales Community Rail Partnership (All Points West) train training for school training.  Campaign against closure of Rosslare-Waterford rail services.  Regional Transport Plan allocations.

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30/04/2010: April 2010 News Briefing

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Aid from North Pembrokeshire bus, ferry and train operators during the volcanic ash crisis.  Pembrokeshire Community Transport Forum:  funding for multi-user walking and cycling route; sustainable travel projects; real time information for bus stops; bus services; coastal bus services; concessionary fares scheme; Bws y Bobol and Country Cars; trial dial-a-ride services in Fishguard; Pembrokeshire Greenways bike ability demonstrations, web walks; Preseli Green Dragon; Fishguard Town Rider.  Rosslare rail ferry connections.  Proposed closure of Rosslare-Waterford rail services.

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31/03/2010: March 2010 News Briefing

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Report on NPTF AGM, including keynote speech by Alex Owen, Community Rail Officer, All Points West (the South West Wales Community Rail Partnership): "Youth and the Railways - the Future for Young People and Trains."  Pembrokeshire County Council "Best Local Authority 2010" award from the UK Community Transport Association for its innovative approach to coordinating public and community transport.  Bws y Bobol Users Forum.  Calls for additional Fishguard trains in National Assembly Plenary debate.  Consideration of Fishguard Trains Petition by Assembly Petitions Committee.

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28/02/2010: February 2010 News Briefing

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Community Transport:  Bws y Bobol community bus group meeting & Fishguard and Goodwick Town Rider sounding board meeting.  Cycling:  BikeAbility Wheely Good Try-Out Session.  Trains:  Welsh Assembly Petitions Committee consideration of Fishguard Trains Petition, and the Assembly Enterprise & Learning Committee in its report Future Railway Infrastructure iin Wales recommends Welsh Assembly Government funding for the additional Fishguard services that are supported by SWWITCH and petitioners.

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31/01/2010: January 2010 News Briefing

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Community transport Bws y Bobol and Town Rider updates.  Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations (PACTO) report on Preseli Hills summer bus services down through the Gwaun Valley to Fishguard.  Welsh Assembly Government Learner and Community Transport LCO (Legislative Competence Order) regarding pupil transport on community transport, buses and trains.  Assembly Enterprise & Learning Committee report on Future Railway Infrastructure in Wales recommends funding for additional Fishguard trains, supported by SWWITCH.

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31/12/2009: December 2009 News Briefing

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SWWITCH School Transport Project.  National Assembly consultation on Legislative Competence Order relating to learner transport and concessionary travel.  All Points West community rail partnership update.  Welsh Assembly Government review of the four Welsh transport consortia.

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30/11/2009: November 2009 News Briefing

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SWWITCH Schoool Transport Project.  National Assembly Plenary sessions considered (1) the future of community transport and patient transport, and (2) proposed improvements to Fishguard train services.  The Assembly Petitions committee considered the Fishguard Trains Petition.  Cycling and Walking Legislative Competence Order backed by the Welsh Assembly Government.  Pembrokeshire County Council to apply for Safe Routes in the Community funding for Fishguard in 2010.  Goodwick was a subject for the 2009 bid.

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31/10/2009: October 2009 News Briefing

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Community Transport Award for Pembrokeshire County Council:  for its work and support for the community transport sector in the county.  Also commended for the introduction of innovative community transport schemes in partnership with the voluntary sector.  Fishguard Trains Petition launched by teenagers Sam Faulkner and Joanne Griffiiths calls for Welsh Government funding for 5 additional trains to Fishguard.  Report on the conclusion of the National Transport Plan Consultation .

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30/09/2009: September 2009 News Briefing

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Buses:  SWWITCH School Transport Project.  Community transport:  Pembrokeshire Minibus Match.  NPTF support for Pembrokeshire County Council bid for Safe Routes in Communities proposals for Goodwick.  Includes walking and cycling.  Plaid Cymru Pembrokeshire train service survey.  Fishguard Trains Petition report.  SWWITCH Regional Transport Plan and its response to the National Transport Plan consultation.

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31/08/2009: August 2009 News Briefing

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Community Transport reports:  Bws y Bobol, Summer Buses, Pembrokeshire Greenways.  Fishguard Harbour redevelopment.  Haven Link report.  Faber Maunsell West of Swansea Rail Network report (commissioned by SWWITCH) supports favourable conclusions of the Jacobs Fishguard Rail Study.  South West Wales Community Rail Partnership report.  SWWITCH Regional Transport Plan.  SWWITCH Travel Plan Conference.  National Transport Plan.

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31/07/2009: July 2009 News Briefing

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Community Transport:  Summer services, Preseli Hills Bus.  Walking & cycling: New Pembrokeshire County Council guide - GO TRAFFIC FREE.  National Assembly Enterprise & Learning Committee proposed Legislative Competence Order on Highways & Transport.  Welsh Assembly Government National Transport Plan consultation.

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30/06/2009: June 2009 News Briefing

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Buses:  Concessionary Fares - Pembrokeshire County Council Concessionary Travel Pass smartcard.  New Pembrokeshire coastal buses, funding from Rural Development Plan.  New green buses, wheelchair accessible, powered by recycled waste vegetable oil.  

Pembrokeshire Community Transport Forum reports:  Launch of Minibus Match scheme, Town Rider, Country Cars, Preseli Rural Transport Association Preseli Walkers Bus, Bws y Bobol trial St Davids - Fishguard dial-a-ride service. 

South West Wales Regional Transport Plan: final adoption by SWWITCH Joint Committee.

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31/05/2009: May 2009 News Briefing

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National Express service withdrawals & inconvenient connections.  Richards Bros bus-rail connections.  Nevern Community Council bus shelter & coastal bus service requests.  Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority & Nevern Council 'Nevern Wallk' to castle archaeological dig.  Community Transport Forum for Pembrokeshire.  Preseli Rural Transport Association AGM.  Bws y Bobol dial-a-ride service.  Passenger Focus Board meeting.

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30/04/2009: April 2009 News Briefing

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Poor North Pembrokeshire - Haverfordwest bus-rail connections.  Problems with Easter holiday weekend bus services.  Welsh Assembly Government Bus Funding Group to look at concessionary fares.  Bws y Bobol services.  MiDAS training.  Haven Link ferry services.  National Assembly Enterprise & Learning Committee scrutiny of WAG Walking & Cycling Action Plan.  SWWITCH Regional Transport Plan.

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