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Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here, - 1275/3624
Written by HelenVBeden on Wednesday, 31st January 2007

Hello, I am Helen!.
And even though this my first post here, I for a long time on this forum
I'm not sure if this should go here or in the GENERAL DISCUSS section, so if it's in the wrong place, my apologies (and can someone move it please! EXCUSE uneducated girl).
I just loved this topic. Honestly we should start some movement or society. Anyway I'm also one of those people who enjoy to discuss "Introductions and chat"
in my opinion it would be a lot better to get some fact into our STUFF
I'll glad read all new information about this topic..
Thanks a lot
Helen V. Beden

Re: Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here, - 1275/3625
Written by Nick Field on Wednesday, 31st January 2007


Welcome - what brings you to save the train?  Is there a particular line or service you use? 

Re: Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here, - 1275/3626
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Wednesday, 31st January 2007

Hello, Helen.

Re: Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here, - 1275/3647
Written by Lee on Thursday, 1st February 2007

Welcome to the board , Helen. Here is a fascinating site regarding the railways of your home country (link below.)

I would love to hear your views.

Re: Hello, I am Helen!. And even though this my first post here, - 1275/3889
Written by Lee on Monday, 12th February 2007

Hey , Helen!

RMT Bristol Rail branch and Bristol Trades Union Council will jointly host a meeting with a delegation from the Israeli Workers Advice Centre , on Thursday 15th March at 6.30pm , in Transport House , Victoria Street , Bristol (link below.)

The meeting is open to all trades unionists in the Bristol area who would like to meet and make links with an Israeli organisation which is working with Jewish and Arab workers in unity and as equals.

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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.

-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021

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