Rail User Group

Rail User Group

Agendas and minutes for the Community Rail Partnership are published here: http://meldrethsheprethfoxtonrail.org.uk/meetings-and-minutes/

Govia mention their support for Community Rail Partnerships in the press release announcing the award of the Great Northern franchise:
http://www.govia.info/news/govia-awarded-tsgn-franchise/
Local Community Focus

  • Continuing support of Community Rail Partnerships
  • Providing young people with work experience and mentoring
  • Award winning education programme Go-Learn used with local schools
  • £1m per year for local communities to spend on improvements at stations

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)

Signing group

The Agreement can be downloaded here:
http://meldrethsheprethfoxtonrail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Meldreth-Shepreth-Foxton-CRP-Agreement.pdf

Meldreth, Shepreth, and Foxton Rail User Group, Cambridgeshire County Council, and South Cambridgeshire District Council

  • To recognise, maintain, and develop the community engagement programme, which aims to promote the local rail and the surrounding environment at Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Stations
  • To involve in our efforts other community groups with whom we share common ground
  • To recognise the key role of rail to the local community and to promote it as a sustainable mode of transport
  • Improve and enhance the station environments and promote green projects
  • To support the initiatives developed jointly with First Capital Connect and Cambridgeshire County Council in integrated travel plans
  • Recognise and promote the importance of local business in the community
  • Work with local schools and young people in caring for our station environments
  • Work together to generate funding for all associated projects
  • Encourage open communication with all groups involved

 

The event is described by Cambridgeshire County Council:
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/CMSWebsite/Apps/News/Details.aspx?ref=1170

and in the Cambridge News:
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Royston/Rail-partnership-launched-to-ensure-rural-stations-on-the-Kings-Cross-to-Cambridge-line-arent-forgotten-20131025145830.htm

and in the Royston Crow:
http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/rail_partnership_agreed_for_meldreth_shepreth_and_foxton_train_stations_1_2947517

and a video of the event here:
http://southcambridgeshire.shapeyourplace.org/video-first-community-rail-partnership-on-track-to-make-local-rail-work/

There is more information about Community Rail Partnerships on  the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) website:
http://www.acorp.uk.com/

Some more photos:

Gathered round

Community Rail Partnership