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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
This petition won 6 days ago

Petition to Tom Pursglove MP, Cllr Mohammed Rahman, Mayor of Corby, Centrebus , Corby Borough Council, Paul Goult

Public Consultation on Local bus service

Centrebus have taken the decision to withdraw the local 8 bus service which acts as a lifeline for the many residents of Little Stanion, Stanion and Brigestock without personal transport and serves as a connection to the populous areas of Kettering and Corby.  The decision to withdraw such an important bus service from a community of 1000+ homes is simply detrimental. The area of Little Stanion is unacceptably lacklustre in relation to local amenities with the nearest supermarket situated in Corby and Doctors and Dental surgery’s also located in the surrounding areas.  Without a full public consultation, this decision should not be made final. This decision has the unfortunate consequence of isolating the many residents without other means of transport and ultimately as a result lead to these residents no longer being able to live within the community and travel for work and leisure purposes to the surrounding areas.  A full breakdown of the reasons why such a decision has been taken needs to be clearly outlined and an in-depth analyst into the repercussions of this decision with public input should be conducted.  The reason a public consultation should be called is for local residents to express their concerns, express the consequences and for the governing body and local authority to feel the gravity of the situation and in turn work with residents to achieve a viable solution. 

Brandon Michael
218 supporters