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Rail firm launches first car share scheme where commuters can take fuel money from passengers heading their way

Passengers who travel to Tring station by car are being urged to save cash and help the environment through a pilot lift sharing scheme set up by London Northwestern Railway.

The scheme uses a bespoke website to connect train users with other people who drive similar routes to the station. Users can then come to a private arrangement to split the cost of petrol and parking at times to suit their own circumstances.

It will also offer the opportunity to connect people who may be interested in regular communal travel or shared taxi arrangements.


Users will be encouraged to contact each other through the secure messaging facility on the Liftshare website ahead of setting up their potential car share arrangements.

Jon Harris, integration, accessibility and development manager at London Northwestern Railway, said: “We know the experience of travelling by train does not start and end at the station and that is why we are working hard to improve the ‘Last Mile’ for our customers.

"Over a third of people who completed a recent travel survey at Tring expressed an interest in joining a car-sharing scheme. The support from the town and parish councils, as well as the local authorities, has been fantastic and already the scheme is being promoted at a grass roots level.

“By sharing transport to the station passengers at Tring can save a significant amount of money, reduce their carbon footprint as well as meeting new people.” 

 

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