Save the Melksham Train
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Hi, I'm Mark - 3290/6696
Written by Markymark on Sunday, 5th August 2007

Hi, im Mark and I guess im introducing myself!!

I came across this site using 'stumble' (Firefox) andd thought all the ideas floating around here seem really interesting! (Although I don't seem to agree with everything lol)

Well, thats me :)!

Re: Hi, I'm Mark - 3290/6697
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 5th August 2007

[quote author=Markymark link=topic=3290.msg6696#msg6696 date=1186320389]
Well, thats me :)!

Is that ALL there is about you, Mark?  ;)

Your comments are what I nornally term "generic" - they would be valid for any form at all - and we've learned to be very careful about such posters.  Alas, more often than not they turn out to be establiashing accounts beyond "first post" stage so that they can be used to contact members by personal message advertising all sorts of producs which are off the topics we're discussing here.  So please do go on and tell us more about yourself and your interests in our bailiwick, and I look forward to giving you a true warm welcome

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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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