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The Cotswolds & Malverns Transport Partnership

Who we are

The Cotswolds and Malverns Transport Partnership brings together the County Councils of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Warwickshire, the District Councils of Oxford City, West Oxfordshire, Cotswold District, Worcester City, Wychavon and Malvern Hills, two train operating companies - First Great Western and London Midland, two rail passenger groups - Cotswold Line Promotion Group and Rail for Herefordshire and other organisations in the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Partnership works together, and with Network Rail, with the aim of securing a better railway between Oxford and Hereford making the experience of travelling by train a pleasant and enjoyable one for everyone and helping to encourage environmentally friendly travel to jobs and leisure activities in the countryside and towns nearby.


Partnership Objectives

  • Secure an hourly off-peak service throughout the day.

  • Develop an efficient passenger service, providing train services which

  • meet the needs of visitors and local people.
  • Encourage and promote integrated public transport that allows people to get

  • to and from stations easily, conveniently and inexpensively.
  • Increase the use of the railway for tourism and leisure related travel.

  • Seek improvements in train reliability.

  • Support infrastructure improvements, notably stations and track.

  • Active community involvement.

Contact us


Click here to contact the Secretary of the Partnership


Or alternatively write to:
Cotswolds & Malverns Transport Partnership (ASa)
c/o Oxfordshire County Council
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street