We’re expecting a big crowd at Meldreth Station this Saturday (12th December 2015) 11am for the retirement of our legendary Station Master, David Piggott. David was a Mastermind contestant in his day alongside working for all the train companies that have come and gone: Govia Thameslink Railway now, and previously, First Capital Connect, WAGN, etc. He
Rail passengers at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton can now use Great Northern’s new smartcard ticketing technology ‘the key’ for season ticket journeys to and from London and stations in between. We have now been able to spread its availability this further north, beyond Royston, which was the previous limit of the scheme, to Foxton station.
The next meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be on Wednesday 2nd December 2015 starting at 7pm for 7:30pm in Elin Way Community Room, Meldreth. The full agenda can be downloaded here (PDF Download) Meldreth, Sherpeth and Foxton Rail User Group 2 December 2015, 7 for 7:30-9:00 Sheltered Housing Community
Following on from the news that Network Rail was unable for now to fund the progression of the feasibility study to close Foxton Level Crossing, I’ve met up with Network Rail and Cambridgeshire County Council, because the problem of pedestrian safety and faulty gates persists. Both parties have agreed to the suggestion that we should
As a change to the usual Rail User Group topics, here is some news from the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust whose objective is build and operate a B17 Steam Locomotive on both heritage and national railways. They are looking for individuals who have the necessary skills and interests to help them realise their objectives, and as a charitable trust
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) launched a 12 week consultation with passengers and stakeholders on the proposed off peak timetable which will be introduced in December 2015 to pave the way for the new expanded Thameslink network of 2018. Much of this relates to the Thameslink part of the network rather than Great Northern. Details and
Department for Transport OKs our 50% student rail discount scheme When Govia took over our train service, we were well aware that under the new ‘management contract’ framework that governs the new franchise, we might be called upon to make our case to the Department for Transport for the retention of some of the schemes