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Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group

Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group

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  • Community Rail Partnership

    The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group has signed a Community Rail Partnership with First Capital Connect, Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and Network Rail

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  • Winner of Railfuture’s 2012 Rail User Group Awards

    Winner of Railfuture’s 2012 Rail User Group Awards:  ‘Most Effective Rail User Group’ ‘Best Website’ ‘Best Campaigner’

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  • Reporting problems at Foxton Level Crossing

    The Pedestrian Gates at Foxton Level Crossing have now been upgraded with new magnetic lock. If you have any problems or see something which you believe is unsafe then please phone Network Rail on  08457 114141. You can also use the emergency button on the help-point on the London Bound platform or phone British Transport ...

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  • Accessibility

    A major Rail User Group franchise aspiration is “Full disabled access at Meldreth Station”. Currently the London-bound platform is totally inaccessible for wheelchair and push-chair users. As a village, Meldreth is home to Meldreth Manor, an important Scope School for Disabled Children. Meldreth should be a flagship station for disabled ...

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  • Foxton Crossing

    The group has successfully campaigned for a safety upgrade at Foxton level crossing and a feasabilty study of long term solutions for the crossing, a project involving close cooperation with Network Rail and the County Council.

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  • Station Gardens

    Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations have community-supported station gardens developed with practical help from First Capital Connect. Local residents, schools and businesses, maintain the gardens year round. Oak barrel planters enhance the station platforms.

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  • Thameslink Franchise

    The Rail User Group has responded to the Thameslink Franchise Consultation covering aspirations for the local stations and rail services through Thameslink, and presented this to the Department for Transport, Rail Operators and Passenger Focus.

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  • People taking risks at Shepreth Level Crossing

    Susan witnessed first-hand the risks pedestrians are taking at Shepreth Level crossing. The rules there are simple; if the barriers are down there is a train coming in the next half minute so you risk being killed if you cross.

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The Rail User Group’s AGM will be held in Shepreth Village Hall on Tuesday 15th March 2016 , with tea and coffee at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.  Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway will both be in attendance to answer questions from the public. This will be followed by a meeting of the Rail

Station Gardening Spring Clean

Posted on February 27th, 2016

Please join us at Meldreth Station on 23rd March, 2pm, for a garden tidy up.  We will have tea and biscuits and lots of gardening tools, but do bring your gardening gloves, and a pair of secateurs.

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

Foxton Level Crossing update

Posted on June 10th, 2015

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

B17 Steam Locomotive Trust

Posted on May 5th, 2015

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

AGM of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group 11th March 2015 The AGM and meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be held on 12th March 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at the Melbourn Community Hub, 30 High Street, Melbourn. The Hub will be open from 7:00. AGM



Shepreth Station

Shepreth station in Station Road serves the village of Shepreth. It ...


Meldreth Station

Meldreth station serves the villages of Meldreth and Melbourn. It ...


Foxton Station

Foxton railway station is just outside the village of Foxton. ...