21 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Derby Telegraph, BBC Radio Derby, BBC East Midlands Today, Charles Lawley, Alistair Forbes, Simon Spencer, Barry Lewis, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, Theresa May MP, Vikki Bonsall, Peter Stanton, Tom Hague, George White, Jeremy Miles, Paul Williams, Kate Smith, Jo Johnson, Ruth George, Martin Yallop, Christian Wolmar, Adam Wain, Jake Kelly, Sue Burfoot, Beth Atkins, High Peak Radio, Buxton Advertiser

Re-open the Railway between Matlock, Bakewell, Buxton and Manchester

Citizens of Derby and Leicester together with citizens of Loughborough, Kettering, Bedford, and Luton are probably unaware that there was once a main line railway between Derby and Manchester which formed a second principal route between London St Pancras and Manchester with many trains continuing to Liverpool. This line was closed as part of the Beeching axe and left the east midlands with very poor rail links to Manchester and the North West. The section between Matlock and Chinley is completely closed to passengers but the route is still in place. Ideally this main line should be reopened , but it would be costly although demand would undoubtedly be huge. Therefore we suggest about four trains a day should run from London St Pancras to Manchester calling at Luton, Bedford, Wellingborough, Kettering, Market Harborough, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, then via the longer Hope Valley Line to Stockport and Manchester. Assuming these trains prove successful then consideration should be given to reopening the direct line via Matlock.

James Wyatt
12,276 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Liam Sumpter

Do not reduce the service to Heaton Chapel Station, Stockport and Levenshulme, Manchester   Please sign the New Petition above.   It includes Ann Coffey MP, Afzal Khan MP and the Regional Director of Northern Trains Liam Sumpter   Heaton Chapel Station is the busiest 2 platform commuter station in greater Manchester with 750,000 journeys each year, and an average 9% growth per year. There are 4 trains per hour, during the day, and the peak time trains are overcrowded, always standing room only, and often cannot accommodate everyone who wants to get on. In May 2018 Northern Rail are reducing the numbers of trains stopping at Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme to 3 per hour.   Additionally the new times are 20,30 & 40 minutes past the hour, meaning if you need to get to work in Manchester for 09:30 the latest train you can catch is the 08:40. We should be increasing the number of trains, and encouraging more people to use public transport, not reducing them. We demand that Northern Rail find some way of making an extra train stop at both stations somewhere between 20 to and 20 past the hour.        

Anthony Williams
2,449 supporters