Category Archives: Campaigning

May 2018 timetable changes

Since there has been an article in the Huddersfield Examiner recently, which focuses almost entirely on the removal of a direct service between Marsden & Slaithwaite, somewhat missing most of the points about the new timetable, it’s appropriate to list … Continue reading

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SHRUG meeting with Greater Manchester Mayor

On the 19th December members of SMART and SHRUG met Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to discuss our concerns, fears and ideas around the May 2018 timetable and beyond. It was a very worthwhile and productive meeting and Andy … Continue reading

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Notes from Public meeting on November 22nd 2017 at Slaithwaite Civic Hall

SMART – Slaithwaite and Marsden Action on Rail Transport Public meeting on November 22nd 2017 at Slaithwaite Civic Hall   Present Over 80 members of the public attended The meeting was chaired by Cllr. Rob Walker.   Speakers: Pete Myers … Continue reading

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“Big turnout at meeting over fears for trains between Marsden and Slaithwaite”

[From the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 23 November 2017]   Around 100 people from the Colne Valley turned out for a public meeting over fears peak-time rail services for Slaithwaite and Marsden residents will be slashed next year. Before the meeting … Continue reading

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