An innovative new venture from Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership is encouraging residents and visitors to use train travel to discover some of Gloucestershire's hidden gems.
Created in partnership with Visit Gloucestershire and train operators Great Western Railway and CrossCountry, TrainTripper is an interactive online platform which provides transport information, promotes local businesses and highlights some of the incredible local attractions that people exploring the county by car might miss.
The new website forms a part of Visit Gloucestershire's sustainability and climate action agenda to boost greener methods of travel, as well as active forms of transport such as walking and cycling, to encourage residents and visitors to take car-free leisure trips in the county.
Covering nine stations countywide, including Gloucester; Cheltenham; Kemble; Stroud; Stonehouse; Ashchurch for Tewkesbury; Moreton-in-Marsh; Cam and Dursley; and Lydney, users can select a station to get details on the local area, as well as filtering for places to explore, eat and stay nearby, allowing them to build their own personalised itinerary.
GWR's business development portfolio director, Tom Pierpoint, said: 'TrainTripper is a fantastic, pioneering project which will help to encourage rail travel to a glorious part of the GWR network, boosting local economies at the same time.'
For more information, visit traintripper.co.uk.