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22/12/06 19:50 Southampton Central- Cheltenham Spa Cancelled - 900/2586
Written by Graz on Friday, 22nd December 2006
This service was cancelled all the way through.
Cancellations accross the board tonight:
20:41 Filton AW - Taunton terminated at Bristol TM, so technicallly cancelled
18:20 Severn Beach - Bristol TM Cancelled
17:35 Bristol TM - Severn Beach Cancelled
18:15 London Padd - Swansea Cancelled
17:22 Portsmouth Hbr - Cardiff Ctl Cancelled
21:30 Southampton Ctl - Bristol TM Cancelled
20:06 Westbury - Southampton Ctl Cancelled
18:27 Southampton Ctl - Cheltenham Spa Cancelled
17:06 Westbury - Southampton Ctl Cancelled
15:30 Swansea - London Padd Cancelled
20:08 Shalford - Reading Cancelled
17:06 Oxford - London Padd Cancelled
17:21 Weymouth - Bristol TM Cancelled
16:35 Cheltenham Spa - London Padd Cancelled
21:50 St Ives - Penzance Cancelled.
19:38 Taunton - Cheltenham Spa Cancelled
Add to this at least double the amount of severe delays and you have the awful situation tonight. What caused this, fog?
Re: 22/12/06 19:50 Southampton Central- Cheltenham Spa Cancelled - 900/2588
Written by James on Friday, 22nd December 2006
Last Southampton - Brizol - Canxed ::)
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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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