In The Press
Wrexham and Shropshire scores the highest recorded levels of passenger approval in recent industry consumer research31/08/09
ATOC and Passenger Focus recently announced that the top scoring train operating company in the Spring 2009 National Passenger Survey was Open Access Operator Wrexham & Shropshire which runs services between London and Wrexham. Peter Wilkinson says, "This is entirely down the staff who operate and service the trains and our customer facing personnel, this is the biggest tribute to their outstanding efforts and continual focus on the needs of our customer, a wonderful result of which we are all emensely proud".
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The expansion of open access passenger services on Britain's railwaysrailwaystrategies.co.uk 27/11/08
Mary Bonar looks at the background to, characteristics of and future for open access passenger services on the UK rail system.
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When a high carbon footprint becomes as socially unacceptable as smokingrailwaystrategies.co.uk 10/11/08
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main man-made contributor to climate change. Transport – particularly road transport – is a major source of CO2 emissions. The transport sector accounts for approximately 30 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Peter Wilkinson, managing director of First Class Partnerships, considers the issues.
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About Renaissance TrainsRenaissance Trains is a company incorporated in 1997 with the specific purpose of promoting and investing in "open access" passenger and freight rail businesses, as well as promoting and investing in rail industry innovation.
We work closely with all industry parties to identify, develop, launch and successfully operate open access services across the UK. Both the UK’s first open access operator – Hull Trains – and its third open access operator – Wrexham & Shropshire – were founded by Renaissance Trains, and we are currently working on a variety of other projects in both the passenger and freight sectors.
Renaissance Trains is owned and managed by a team of four internationally-renowned career railway managers.