45 petitions

Update posted 7 hours ago

Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling, Matlock Mercury, Zena Hawley Derby Telegraph, BBC Radio Derby, BBC East Midlands Today, Charles Lawley, Adam Scott, Alistair Forbes, Simon Spencer, Barry Lewis, Smon Barber, David Ferguson, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, Theresa May MP, Vikki Bonsall, Peter Stanton, Tom Hague, George White, Jeremy Miles, Paul Williams, Kate Smith, Paul Maynard, Ruth George

Commision a feasibility study into the re-opening of the Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton line

A feasibility study was carried out in the past and although financially unviable at the time, a decade has now passed and it's a whole different situation. Passenger numbers have grown astronomically, all but one of the stations along the current Derwent Valley Line have seen passenger numbers more than double over this time. Rail travel is also in demand more than ever. Tourism and the local economy would undoubtedly be boosted in the town of Bakewell, as well as other areas the route covers. There would be opportunity for freight traffic to use the line from quarries around Buxton who currently have to use road transport when rail is the preferred alternative if it were an option. The line would also provide a much needed link that would offer a diversionary route for other lines during times of engineering works and also take pressure off other lines where capacity is an issue, such as where freight is being routed that way when this line would offer a more direct route.

James Wyatt
10,260 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Mark Prisk MP, Govia Thameslink, Department for transport, Railtrack , Stephen McPartland MP, Joan Ryan MP, Sir Oliver Heald MP, Bambos Charalambous MP, Paul Maynard MP, Chris Grayling MP

Stop cancellation of rail services between Hertford North, Watton at Stone and Stevenage

We are campaigning to save the Hertford to Stevenage Rail Link and need to make clear to Government Ministers that extra funding is absolutely necessary for Network Rail to build a new platform at Stevenage to keep direct train services between Hertford North and Watton-at-Stone to Stevenage in operation. It is wholly unacceptable that a proposed bus route will replace the train link between Watton at Stone and Stevenage for up to 7 years (with a risk of this being permanent). This will make journeys very difficult and time consuming particularly vulnerable citizens in the affected areas, the elderly, people with disabilities and those with bikes and push chairs.  In addition to the inconvenience for regular travellers, this will remove a direct public transport link to the only major hospital in the area (Lister), and the only public facing police station in the area (Stevenage). It will also affect businesses in both Hertford and Stevenage and increase traffic as people are forced into cars and taxis.  Removal of this rail link also means those travelling from Hertford onto Cambridge and further north will now have to travel into London on already congested trains and pay an additional premium for this. Commuters in Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Enfield Chase and Gordon Hill, will also need to change at Finsbury Park for services to Stevenage and beyond at additional cost and inconvenience. Please sign this petition by following the link below - it is going to our local MPs, Govia Thameslink Railway and Department for Transport to let them know that local people feel strongly about this issue and want them to press the government to make the money available for the new platform and not implement any reductions to the current train services. Join our Facebook group for more information.   Please note: under the current proposals, trains will still run between Hertford North and Watton at Stone. The closed section (bus replacement) will be between Watton at Stone and Stevenage. 

Paul Dryden
2,837 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to nzta , kiwirail , Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, New Zealand Government, Simon Bridges - MP, Julie-Anne Genter - MP, Denis O'Rourke, Mayor Phil Goff

Getting the 3rd and 4th Main Trunk Rail Line Wiri to Westfield Built #Campaign4theMains

The section of rail track between Westfield and Wiri in Auckland is one of the most heavily used in the entire country. On top of serving both the Southern and Eastern lines, it is also sees more rail freight pass over it than any other stretch of track in NZ. It’s so busy that Kiwirail have declared “the current twin track configuration has reached the maximum operational capacity”“. That lack of capacity is resulting in delays to both passengers and freight. It’s long been known that the best solution to the issue issues between Westfield and Wiri is to build a third track to improve capacity. Yet bizarrely, the project still hasn’t been funded. Kiwirail released the full, almost fully un-redacted business case which shows that building both the 3rd and 4th Main at the same time is the preferred option with cost synergies from doing it at the same time. The New Zealand Government really needs to step up and get this funded ASAP to facilitate the continued growth in rail freight and passenger rail.  #Campaign4theMains  

Bruce Williams
811 supporters