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Norway and No Way .... - 4247/7903
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 30th September 2007
My thanks to a good friend of ours in Bristol who reminded me of Nowergian Engineeing Classes at school ...
I chucked the first (and second and third) times I saw that.
Re: Norway and No Way .... - 4247/7916
Written by Industry Insider on Sunday, 30th September 2007
I think it's a real incident. The reason I say that is the fact that the twats on the platform actually try and open the doors of the train when it comes to an emergency halt, before looking absolutely disgusted when the driver pisses off with them still on the platform. I could easily see some of our sad little prats who roam the stations west of Paddington in a similar situation.
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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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