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26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13114
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Sunday, 14th March 2010
Now is the right time for a Community Rail Partnership for the TransWilts Line, and there is to be a launch meeting on 26th March 2010 at 19:30 at Bridge House, Trowbridge.
http://www.transwilts.org.uk/whatis.html - What is a CRP and why one for the TransWilts?
http://www.transwilts.org.uk/tobridge.html - How to get to Bridge House / connecting services etc
http://www.transwilts.org.uk/ne.html - register your interest if you can't make it (or if you can!)
http://www.transwilts.org.uk/crp.html - the "flyer" for the event which contains many details.
This meeting will just be a stepping stone - we want YOU there to give your inputs as to how we step further and to provide onwards help in this exciting project.
Re: 26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13121
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 17th March 2010
Reports on Graham Ellis's presentation on the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership to Warminster Town Council on 15th March 2010 can be found at:
Re: 26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13124
Written by Lee on Thursday, 18th March 2010
Further article link - http://www.chippenhampeople.co.uk/news/Community-Rail-Partnership-Launches-Chippenham-TransWilts-Area/article-1925330-detail/article.html
Re: 26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13127
Written by Lee on Saturday, 20th March 2010
Further article link - http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/5072107.Have_your_say_on_the_trains__future_in_Wiltshire/?ref=rss
Re: 26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13136
Written by Lee on Tuesday, 23rd March 2010
Further article links:
Re: 26th March - Launch of Community Rail Partnership - 8095/13138
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Saturday, 27th March 2010
More to follow!
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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.
-- Graham Ellis, (webmaster), February 2021
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