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Recent BBC Articles - 297/813
Written by Lee on Sunday, 9th July 2006

Metrolink extension is announced.

Transport priorities get funding (East Midlands.)

East gets

Re: Recent BBC Articles - 297/822
Written by Lee on Monday, 10th July 2006

Here is a link to the Brighton & Hove Rapid Transit Proposal.

Quotes from the above link :

"Future phases would provide choice for people travelling into the city. Any future park and ride site could be linked into the system to provide swift journeys into the city centre for those travelling to work from outlying areas," added councillor Mitchell."

Re: Recent BBC Articles - 297/931
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 19th July 2006

Here is an article related to these issues (link below.);news;item/1/77/

Quote from the above link :

"Regional assemblies were not allowed to include rail schemes in their bids."

Re: Recent BBC Articles - 297/1912
Written by Nick Field on Saturday, 11th November 2006

[quote author=Lee link=topic=297.msg813#msg813 date=1152451789]

East gets

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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