|Archived Save the Train forum articles - 2005 to 2010. See below
National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/5808
Written by Lee on Friday, 22nd June 2007
Re: National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/5879
Written by Lee on Monday, 25th June 2007
The strike could well be on (links below.)
Re: National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/5906
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 26th June 2007
Network Rail workers in Scotland and Cumbria will hold a 24-hour strike on July 6 after voting to take action over two separate bonus rows (link below.)
Delegates at the RMT union's annual general meting in Edinburgh voted unanimously to endorse the action , and to ballot all 15,000 Network Rail members for strike action over the bonus issues.
The Scottish strike will coincide with the start of "T in the Park" , a music festival in Balado , Perth and Kinross (link below.)
Re: National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/6086
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 4th July 2007
Strike action has been suspended (link below.)
Re: National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/6389
Written by Lee on Friday, 20th July 2007
The Scottish strike is now back on (link below.)
Re: National Rail Strike Looms - 2650/6485
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 25th July 2007
And now its off again (link below.)
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.
-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021
Letter to DfT
Save the train
About this site