|Reply to Petition
I have to confess - I'm disappointed, but not suprised. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, even if the old dog is bright enough to realise that it really out to learn a few.
We raised 1700 signatures (the biggest domestic public transport petition) over the issue of an inappropriate new train service (or rather lack of train service) from last December from Swindon to Westbury and on other routes. It was worded - VERY carefully - to offer practical routes forward to providing a service fit for the future throught the region, whilst at the same time not backing any of the players into a corner that forced them to admit to past mistakes.
Alas - the answer given (local copy here) repeats the old outdated tricks. They may well have been the right tricks in 2004 at the time the reports / specificatiosn were drawn up, but time has proven that they're utterly wrong for now, and for the coming years.
Written 2007-03-31 08:02:22
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