Save the Melksham Train
Archived Save the Train forum articles - 2005 to 2010. See below
Graham in the Metro - 1332/3752
Written by Sion Bretton on Monday, 5th February 2007

Graham good to see in the metro this AM

Re: Graham in the Metro - 1332/3754
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 5th February 2007

Thanks, Sion .... can you bring a copy home with you?  Thanks  ;)

Re: Graham in the Metro - 1332/3757
Written by Graz on Monday, 5th February 2007

Sion, Could you (or someone) scan it please? I'd love to see the article but won't be able to get a copy today.

Thanks! :)

Re: Graham in the Metro - 1332/3772
Written by Sion Bretton on Monday, 5th February 2007

I have a copy at home.
Graham are you in on Weds for me to bring it over?

Re: Graham in the Metro - 1332/3778
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Tuesday, 6th February 2007

Sion, I'm in (at the hotel) on Wednesday from very early to 12, and again from 15:00 until at least 18:30 .... you're very very welcome to drop by; I can break my course for a coffeee break easily enough.    But Lisa has just let me know that a copy arrived in the post from one of our London customers who saw it and thoughht I wouldn't get it, so dropped it in the post.  As I say - love to see you anyway.

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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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