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TV Film Crew at Oldfield Park Station this AM 16/1/07 - 1091/3094
Written by Sion Bretton on Tuesday, 16th January 2007

It seems they were at Oldfield Park to meed the 6.47 from Frome.  ;D
I quess they want ot see if was longer then nornal

Re: TV Film Crew at Oldfield Park Station this AM 16/1/07 - 1091/3098
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Tuesday, 16th January 2007

And was it (longer than normal?)

Re: TV Film Crew at Oldfield Park Station this AM 16/1/07 - 1091/3105
Written by Steve35 on Tuesday, 16th January 2007

3-car this morning. 158+153.

Re: TV Film Crew at Oldfield Park Station this AM 16/1/07 - 1091/3115
Written by Ruthg on Tuesday, 16th January 2007

Ali Vowles of BBC Points West and crew were at Frome and accompanied the passengers to Bath on the 08.05 to report on the overcrowding, which wasn't as overcrowded as usual due to it being 15 minutes late so that everyone at Westbury and Trowbridge were probably able to get an earlier train.

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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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