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
The next meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be on Monday 29th June 2015 starting at 7:30pm in Foxton Village Hall. The full agenda can be downloaded here (PDF Download) 1. Welcome and apologies 2. Minutes of previous meeting 3. Foxton Level Crossing: feasibility study update 4. Station updates a.
The pedestrian gates at Foxon Level Crossing have been closed since March on the station side and May on the Barrington side. The repairs are taking an unacceptably long time, with news that it will be another 10 weeks before the repairs are complete, so the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be
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
To celebrate the official opening of Santa’s grotto at Shepreth Wildlife Park, Santa will be handing out presents to Great Northern passengers on the 10:55 service from Cambridge to Shepreth on Saturday 6 December. Upon arrival at Shepreth, Santa will travel by sleigh to Shepreth Wildlife Park. The grotto can be found in the play