Transport

BUXTON MATLOCK RAIL INQUIRY

BUXTON MATLOCK RAIL INQUIRY
REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
 
The "citizens'  inquiry" into the future of the disused railway line was held on 25th May 2011. A panel of experts answered questions with a view to setting out the facts and dispelling some of the myths around the issue. A full report of the proceedings is now AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD HERE. We are producing a small number of hard copies, if for some reason you can't download, please email us.
 
 
 

BUXTON MATLOCK RAIL INQUIRY

WEDNESDAY 25TH MAY 2011

What an evening! We came away with our heads just bulging with information.

Our hugely knowledgeable panel covered every aspect of the issue. Why did the railway close in the first place, what did the studies up to 2004 actually conclude, what has changed since then and would they reach the same conclusion now? Could the railway re-open? What do we mean by re-open anyway, are we looking at a slow speed heritage or community line, or a high speed service to St Pancras, Paris and beyond - or something in between? Where does freight come into all this? And if it did re-open, what would happen to the cycle trail, and what else would we stand to lose?

A full report of the proceedings is attached below and HERE. Or you can email us to ask to be sent a copy.

Meanwhile, our thanks go to:-
Bill Preece, Otter Controls, who led the Inquiry
Brian Taylor, Peak District National Park Authority
Jim Froggatt, Campaign for Better Transport
Jim Seymour, Derbyshire County Council
Martin Smith, High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership
Martin Wragg, Peak Cycle Links
Mike Garratt, MDS Transmodal
Paul Tomlinson, Peak Rail

 

Transport Group Meeting

Date: 
8 May, 2011 - 19:30 - 21:30

Transport group meeting, mainly planning the Rail&Trail Inquiry. For more info contact Janet.

TRANSPORT GROUP MEETING

Date: 
27 April, 2011 - 19:30
TRANSPORT GROUP MEETING
7:30PM, JANET'S HOUSE
 

Car Free Day

Hello everyone,

As some of you may know, I moved down to London from Buxton last September to be with my girlfriend. I've been either very busy or had no internet connection to tell you all this little story, but I think you may find it amusing.

TRANSPORT GROUP MEETING

Date: 
16 February, 2011 - 20:00 - 22:00
TRANSPORT GROUP MEETING
WEDNESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY, 8PM AT THE GROVE HOTEL
 
 
Let's get some projects up and running. Ideas and volunteers needed. All welcome.
 

Bike repair and maintenance workshop

Date: 
2 May, 2010 - 10:00 - 14:00

 

Cycling is just about the greenest form of transport for short and medium distances. This workshop is for anyone wanting to save on fuel/reduce their carbon emissions/get fitter/enjoy the countryside  – get that old bike out and bring it along to our workshop for advice on how to look after it or get it back into shape after a spell in the shed. If you have a bit of skill around bikes, come along and share your knowledge.

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