Peninsula Rail Task Force – Closing the Gap

The Peninsula Rail Task Force is a rail improvement and investment campaign comprising Cornwall Council, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP, Devon County Council, Heart of the South West LEP, Plymouth City Council, Somerset County Council and Torbay Council. The ‘Closing the Gap’ report brought together the Task Force’s technical evidence to demonstrate a robust case for investment.

Coast provided strategic communications support, helping to build and present the case for greater government investment into the railway. Our work focused on developing central messaging and a comprehensive programme of stakeholder engagement, complemented by public affairs and influencer management, to get the PRTF agenda heard within Westminster. We also led the ‘Closing the Gap’ editorial team and managed the launch event in Westminster.

Coast’s activity aligns the partners and stakeholders, encouraging the South West to speak with one voice and ensuring the message to Government is clear.