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Saltash Rail Users Group Launch User Forum - 1012/2816
Written by Lee on Monday, 8th January 2007

The SRUG website now has a forum area where train users can post their tales of woe or praise and comment on news. (link below.)

Re: Saltash Rail Users Group Launch User Forum - 1012/2821
Written by rogerco on Monday, 8th January 2007

Wow you are quick off the mark Lee - I've barely finished checking it works  :)

It will probably focus more on problems around the Plymouth end of the network, but doesn't have to be Saltash specific - feel free to post cross links back to here if there are discussions going on here that might be of interest to Saltash/St Germans users.

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Re: Saltash Rail Users Group Launch User Forum - 1012/3192
Written by mthomson on Wednesday, 17th January 2007

Yes, this is a good idea. Ivybridge Rail User's Group has a guestbook page but this does not provide the flexibility of a forum where rail users can post comments and discussion points. I will add a link to the site on our websites page and also make reference to it on the campaign page. :)

Re: Saltash Rail Users Group Launch User Forum - 1012/3195
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 18th January 2007

Roger, Good luck with the forum.    Ours has certainly "taken off" of late - a great way to get people talking and exchaning views, strategies and good fare and journey tips.

Re: Saltash Rail Users Group Launch User Forum - 1012/3603
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 30th January 2007

Here are a few recent Saltash Forum posts , including some contributions from a familiar name....

link to index of articles

Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.

Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.

The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.

We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.

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