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Councillors Scupper Bodmin - Wadebridge Re - Opening Plans - 4193/7834
Written by Lee on Wednesday, 26th September 2007
The latest proposals to run passenger trains along the Camel Trail have hit the buffers after failing to impress Bodmin councillors.The town council has rejected the
Re: Councillors Scupper Bodmin - Wadebridge Re - Opening Plans - 4193/7847
Written by courgettelawn on Thursday, 27th September 2007
If I have ever heard a lame excuse it would be that. They miss the point, yet again. A proper pasenger service would mean less people on the roads. Cornwall isn't a showcase just for tourists!
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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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