Save the Melksham Train
Archived Save the Train forum articles - 2005 to 2010. See below
How many time - 556/1629
Written by Sanenukka on Sunday, 15th October 2006

Hi all,

How many time you spend on visitings of forums? :)
For me the forums are my life.
And for you?

Edit by Graham - I have edited the post to remove the links that were hidden in the text to off-topic items.  Sorry, but we're not interested in adverts for pharmaceutical products, gambling sites, etc .... we're much more concerned with the train service!

Re: How many time - 556/1630
Written by Lee on Sunday, 15th October 2006

Welcome to the board , Sanenukka.

Are you a regular TransWilts / South West rail user , or is your forum interest more general?

Re: How many time - 556/1631
Written by Graz on Sunday, 15th October 2006

^ Unfourtunately looks like nothing more than a spam post to me. Those full-stops look (and are) suspicious...

Re: How many time - 556/1635
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Monday, 16th October 2006

[quote author=Graz link=topic=556.msg1631#msg1631 date=1160924153]
^ Unfourtunately looks like nothing more than a spam post to me. Those full-stops look (and are) suspicious...

The extra information that I have as moderator of this board points to a visitor who is not based in the UK - indeed, to a far-away country.

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.

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