As part of its ongoing commitment to support integrated travel across Scotland, ScotRail has reopened its Transport Integration Fund.
Up to £100,000 is being made available through the fund, which can be used to deliver projects contributing to ScotRail’s vision of a ‘doorstep to destination’ journey.
Applications are being welcomed from organisations including local authorities, community groups, charities, businesses, regional transport partnerships and other organisations who advocate active or sustainable travel.
The fund will provide up to 50 per cent of project costs and can be used to support a range of activities, including:
- Promotion of existing or new bus links to stations
- Improvements to walking routes between rail and other transport modes such as bus stations and ferry terminals
- Enhanced information for onward travel at transport interchanges
- Measures to encourage car sharing for journeys to the station
- Improved walking and cycling routes linking residential / employment / education / health locations to stations
In previous years, the fund has supported various projects to encourage more sustainable travel choices, including:
- Promotion of car share schemes for Tweedbank and Johnstone stations
- Improved cycle infrastructure linking to Linlithgow station
- Marketing and promotion of bus links to Croy station
- Improved information on onward travel at interchange stations, such as Hamilton Central
More information on the ScotRail Transport Integration Fund and application process can be found on the ScotRail website or by contacting ScotRail’s Transport Integration Manager Des Bradley at [email protected]
The deadline for applications is Friday 29 March 2019.
ScotRail Transport Integration Manager Des Bradley said:
“Supporting a more integrated transport network in Scotland is a key focus for ScotRail because we know that journeys don’t start and end at the train station.
“We’ve already delivered a massive investment in station access and transport integration in recent years, with the provision of over 1,700 extra cycle spaces, and improved signage, information and facilities for customers transferring between rail and other modes.
“This fund allows us to continue this investment and helps us to deliver our vision of a ‘doorstep to destination’ journeys for customers.
“We are encouraging councils, local community groups and other partners to take advantage of this great opportunity and help us deliver a better railway for Scotland.”