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Archived Save the Train forum articles - 2005 to 2010. See below
SELRAP Presents Its Case At Westminster - 6277/10714
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 11th March 2008

Three members of the SELRAP committee travelled to London on March 10 to present the case for re-opening the Skipton-Colne railway line to Members of both Houses of Parliament (link below.)

Re: SELRAP Presents Its Case At Westminster - 6277/11810
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 23rd April 2008

A highly detailed, 9-page report prepared by SELRAP at the request of the All Party Parliamentary Rail Group when they met in the Palace of Westminster on March 7, has been welcomed and praised by the APPRG (link below.)

Re: SELRAP Presents Its Case At Westminster - 6277/11930
Written by Lee on Saturday, 26th April 2008

The latest edition of SELRAP's newsletter, CravenRail, can be found in the link below.

Re: SELRAP Presents Its Case At Westminster - 6277/12051
Written by Lee on Thursday, 1st May 2008

SELRAP has been featured on BBC Radio 4 programme

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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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