Greater Anglia appoints Integrated Transport Manager
Greater Anglia has appointment a brand new integrated transport manager to help make customers’ journeys to and from stations easier.
Paul Wilkinson’s appointment is part of the rail operator’s increased commitment to improving integrated transport as part of the new franchise. Paul will also be leading a new Greater Anglia Integrated Transport Forum, the first in the company’s history.
His role covers all aspects of journeys from station cycle parking, to improved connections between trains and buses, to joint ticketing and better information and signs, as well as marketing and promotion of onward-journey opportunities.
Paul will be building on the great work which has already been carried out, such as the Fixing the Link project in Colchester. He will be looking to work especially closely with local authorities on joint initiatives to improve access to and from stations, through partnership projects, station travel plans and supporting growth in the local economy.
Paul joins from Colchester Borough Council where he was transportation policy manager.
Paul said: “I am very pleased to have joined Greater Anglia as the first-ever integrated transport manager. We want to make your journey as smooth as possible, from the moment you leave your house to the moment you arrive at your final destination. I will be working with groups within Greater Anglia, which is committed to being as environmentally-friendly as possible, and I hope to focus on this in my role.”
Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs, said: “Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role and we are thrilled to have him on board. We are committed to making people’s lives a little easier when getting to and from the station, whether they choose to walk, cycle, catch the bus or drive.”