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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 http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/community-rail-partnership/

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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’ http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/national-awards-for-the-meldreth-shepreth-and-foxton-rail-user-group/

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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 Office of Rail Regulation have published station usage estimates for 2013, with the 3 village stations showing healthy increases in passenger numbers, a good sign of their importance to the village communities. The figures for 2013, with percentage rises over 2012 are: Meldreth 221,774 8.4% Shepreth 86,304 4.7% Foxton 87,974 5.5%

The AGM of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be held on 12th March 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in Melbourn Village College. Agenda: http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/AGM-2014-Agenda.pdf Annual report: http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/MSF-RUG-2014-AGM-Report.pdf 1. Apologies for absence and welcome 2. Election of officers: • Chairman • Secretary • Membership secretary • Treasurer • Auditor 3. Minutes

Network Rail (NWR) has published a detailed feasibility study investigating ways to close Foxton level crossing and create an alternative route for the A10 and safe access for rail users, pedestrians and cyclists. The study suggests a road bridge, at an estimated cost of £11.65m, and a footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists, at an estimated

More information about the campaign http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/accessibility/ News reports of the relaunch of the Meldreth Station Accessibility Campaign Royston Crow 9th January 2014 “Campaign launched in bid to help disabled train passengers ‘stranded’ in Cambridgeshire” http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/campaign_launched_in_bid_to_help_disabled_train_passengers_stranded_in_cambridgeshire_1_3187906 Melbourn ward county councillor Susan van de Ven chairs the rail user group. She said: “While Meldreth is a healthy and important

Read more about the campaign at http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/accessibility/ Residents local to Meldreth Station will be gathering on Wednesday 8 January, 11AM, to support the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group’s campaign for better station access. While Meldreth is a healthy and important rural station, the rail user group believes that many people are missing out on

The next meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group will be on Wednesday December 11th 2013 in the Elin Way Community Room, Elin Way, Meldreth SG8 6LT. Doors opening at 7:15 for coffee and mince pies with the meeting starting at 7:30pm. The agenda can be downloaded here (PDF Download) . Meldreth,

Peter Wakefield receives Railfuture Award

Posted on November 25th, 2013

We were delighted to learn that one of our founding members, Peter Wakefield, has received Railfuture’s Judge’s Special Award for his work on the Wisbech Rail Reopening Campaign. http://www.railfuture.org.uk/article1392-RUG-Award-winners-2013 As Chairman of Railfuture East Anglia, Peter came to Meldreth Station some years ago to learn about our rail campaigning efforts. He was instrumental in encouraging

Community Rail Partnership launched

Posted on October 25th, 2013

The Community Rail Partnership was launched at Meldreth Station on 25th October 2013 and signed by David Statham (Managing Director First Capital Connect), Susan van de Ven (Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail Users Group), Cllr Ian Bates (Cambridgeshire County Council), Cllr Pippa Corney (South Cambridgeshire District Council) and Lucinda Valentine (Network Rail) The Agreement can be downloaded here: http://melbourn.org.uk/railusergroup/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Meldreth-Shepreth-Foxton-CRP-Agreement.pdf Meldreth, Shepreth, and