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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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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

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

The next meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be on Wednesday 10th December 2014 starting at 7:30pm in Elin Way Community Room, Meldreth. The full agenda can be downloaded here (PDF Download) Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group 10 December 2014, 7:30 – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 7:05)

Station Cycle Parking developments

Posted on November 19th, 2014

The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group continues to encourage people to use folded bikes whenever possible, or to wait until off-peak time to bring full-sized bicycles on trains. We have asked Great Northern to increase provision for cycle parking at Shepreth and Meldreth Stations (unfortunately, the lease area of Foxton Station is too