Rail User Group

Rail User Group

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

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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

Rail Crossing Closure Proposals

Posted on September 20th, 2016

Network Rail are consulting about closing a number of rail crossings in East Anglia including the pedestrian crossing from Barrington Road a short distance to the west of Foxton crossing, and the footpath crossing in the Royston direction from Meldreth station www.networkrail.co.uk/anglialevelcrossings/ Cambridgeshire Crossings are detailed in this document: www.networkrail.co.uk/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=30064800192 The Barrington Road crossing proposal

Meetin of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group on 20 September 2016, 7 for 7:30pm – 9:00pm Melbourn Village College, The Moor, Melbourn SG8 6EF Agenda (Short-cut from Meldreth Station for those on foot: walk across the field from the London platform toward Melbourn. Just past the shop ‘Esse’, cut through up the

Railfuture East Anglia have carried out an audit of Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton stations to enable the Meldreth Shepreth Foxton Community Rail Partnership to have a clearer understanding of: how the stations cope with existing traffic levels how the stations may cope with considerably more traffic in the future how more users can be attracted to the

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 17th, 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.

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.

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

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

Station Garden Photos August 2012

Posted on June 26th, 2015

Summer planting around Meldreth Station.