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  • 50% Discount on Season Tickets for Students

    The Cambridgeshire Student Connect card offers discounted rail travel to all students aged between 16 and 18 years old in full time education.

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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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  • 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. More details of the campaign and supporting documents are here:

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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.

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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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  • 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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  • Rail User Group Awards

    Winner of Railfuture’s 2012 Rail User Group Awards:  ‘Most Effective Rail User Group’ ‘Best Website’ ‘Best Campaigner’ https://www.railfuture.org.uk/east/rail-east/RailEast-Issue-156-November-2012.pdf

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Officially shelved in 2013 after the Network Rail GRIP2 report deemed it too expensive, the Foxton Crossing Bypass scheme is back on the table after the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) revealed that traffic is set to grow by 40% in the South Cambridge area by 2031. At a meeting of the Foxton Parish Council on

New tracks and trains, platform shelters and Duke of Edinburgh opportunities All welcome on 4 April, 7 for 7:30-9:00PM, at Foxton Village Hall Pavilion for the Rail User Group’s AGM and next meeting.  This is always a great opportunity to put any questions you may have about our local rail service to the train operating

David Piggott

Posted on January 30th, 2018

We remember with affection and gratitude David Piggott, Meldreth’s much-beloved station master, who passed away today. The collection of “Memorable Moments with David Piggott” presented to him on his retirement can be downloaded here meldrethsheprethfoxtonrail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Memorable-Moments-with-David-Piggott.2.pdf

Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group Meeting 5 February 2018, 7PM for 7:30-9:00 Melbourn Community Hub, 30 High Street Melbourn (Upstairs) AGENDA 1. Welcome and Apologies 2. Minutes of the previous meeting for approval 3. Train Service Issues 4. Station issues updates (All stations awaiting GTR work on watering arrangements as outlined in minutes)

Community Rail Partnership Project Officer

Posted on January 5th, 2018

Vacancy! A new paid role is being created to support the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership. This will be a locally based part-time role. Applications due 21 January https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/project-officer-community-rail-partnership

Meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group on 4th October 2017, 7 for 7:30pm – 9:00pm 27 Elin Way, Meldreth, SG8 6LT (Sheltered Housing Community Room) Agenda 1. Welcome and Apologies 2. Minutes of the previous meeting for approval 3. ‘Rural Travel Hubs’ and Station Travel Planning – to note 4. Train

The Rail User Group’s AGM and meeting will be held in Shepreth Village Hall on Tuesday 14th March 2017 , with tea and coffee at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. AGM Agenda: 1. Apologies for absence 2. Minutes of previous meeting for approval 3. Matters Arising 4. Chairman’s Report 5. Treasurer’s Report 6. Election of

On first glance, Network Rail’s proposal many months ago to close the Barrington Rd level crossing gate appeared to be a mistake: surely whoever was drawing up the multiple level crossing closures programme would come to their senses and realize that this was not a ‘minor rural level crossing’ but a key component of a

Meeting of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group on 14th December 2016, 7 for 7:30pm – 9:00pm 27 Elin Way, Meldreth, SG8 6LT (Sheltered Housing Community Room) Agenda 1. Welcome and Apologies 2. Minutes of the previous meeting 3. Train services issues  Meldreth Station issues  Shepreth Station issues  Foxton Station

2018 timetable consultation

Posted on September 20th, 2016

GTR are consulting on the proposed timetable for the in 2018 following completion of the Thameslink Programme. The service to Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton will be half hourly all day and link Cambridge through central London including London Bridge and continue to Maidstone in Kent. Details here: www.thameslinkrailway.com/your-journey/timetable-consultation