Save the Melksham Train
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Class 450 Health & Safety Report - 3408/6851
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 14th August 2007

From no450 Campaign :

The SWT 450 health and safety report has come out at long last

Read it here

If you want to tell Stewart Palmer what you think of it, here is your chance:

The next live web chat is Tuesday 14th August between 2pm + 4pm. Last time we swamped the site.

Make sure it happens again! - Click the link below

Re: Class 450 Health & Safety Report - 3408/6965
Written by Lee on Monday, 20th August 2007

Further message from no450 Campaign :

If you want more information about the Ergonomic Assessment report, contact the company who prepared it - - click contact us. SWT appear unwilling to answer any questions about the report and it does not appear that any passengers were consulted.

Re: Class 450 Health & Safety Report - 3408/7013
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 22nd August 2007

A reply from said company (link below.)

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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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