Rail User Group

Rail User Group

The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group has a photostream on Flickr here.

October 2012 – Winter Planting: this was carried out by the station garden volunteers at the 3 village stations on the 5th, 6th and 7th October. Here is the work in progress at Meldreth station:

Meldreth Station Gardening October 2012

and “Meldreth Station – a great place for making friends”

Meldreth Station - a great place for making friends

August 2012: Meldreth Station Gardens

August 2012: Meldreth Station Gardens

May 2012: Tour of Cambridge Signal Box

May 2012: Tour of Cambridge Signal Box

May 2012: Tour of Foxton Signal Box

May 2012: Tour of Foxton Signal Box

February 2012 – Foxton Level Crossing: Cllr Susan van de Ven, Tina Hughes whose daughter Olivia Bazlinton was killed at Elsenham Level Crossing in 2005, and Sixth Formers Hattie McFadzean and Florence Clark who have helped raise awareness of a serious pedestrian safety problem at Foxton Level Crossing.

February 2012 – Pedestrian gate at Foxton Level Crossing: out of order.

Tea tray at Meldreth Station on platform planting day.

Volunteer gardener Callum Jeray helps keep Meldreth Station tidy.

Water butt at Shepreth Station.

9th July 2011 – Foxton Station 163rd birthday celebrations

9th July 2011 – Meldreth Station 160th birthday celebrations

Summer 2011 – Meldreth Station Garden volunteers cheer the unveiling of the plaque, provided by Meldreth Sidings business Gocold, in preparation for the 160th station birthday celebration.

Summer 2011 – Foxton School gardeners help prepare railway tubs

Summer 2011 – Shepreth Station’s Wildlife Garden preparations

Summer 2011 – David Piggott supervises Meldreth Station volunteers

Summer 2011 – David Piggott supervises Meldreth Station volunteers

Summer 2011 – Breaking ground at Meldreth Station Flower and Veg Patch

23rd February 2010 – Inaugural meeting of Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group

Winter 2010 – Cllr Susan van de Ven with First Capital Connect and County Council officers, looking for cycling parking opportunities at Foxton Station.

29th October 2009 – Shepreth station car park before we got the parking charges abolished

Shepreth Car Park

16th April 2009 – Cycle wheeling channel at Meldreth

Cycle wheeling channel

3rd March 2009 – Elaine Holt, Managing Director of First Capital Connect, visiting Meldreth for a public meeting

3rd March 2009 – Members of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group mailing off a petition with over 1000 signatures in February 2009, when FCC were threatening to close Meldreth Booking Office on Saturdays, and greatly reduce hours Monday-Friday. FCC’s then Managing Director, Elaine Holt, came to Meldreth for a public meeting which was widely reported in the news. We succeeded in keeping Saturday opening hours, and better hours Monday-Friday.

Petition posting