52 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Humza Yousaf, Scottish Borders Council, South East Scotland Transport Network, John Lamont

2019 NOT 2024 - Open the Stations - No More Delays.

We moved to Coldingham in 2012. Back then there was a lot of talk of the station at Reston opening. We couldn’t wait - the opportunity to easily commute to work, to have day trips/ evenings out, to be easily accessible for friends visiting our beautiful coastline.... today, 6 year’s on, the conversations keep going, stations in Central Borders have been opened (with a fantastic impact on their local economy), but yet we’re still waiting.... It wouldn’t just change our lives to have Reston and East Linton Stations opened, it would transform our economy and open the place up to so many wonderful opportunities for our young people - no longer forced to leave for work.  We have been told these stations will definitely open, but when? This campaign isn’t new. Talking to Barrie from Rail Action Group East of Scotland (RAGES) he tells me that they have been campaigning to have stations in both East Linton and Reston re-opened since 1999. For almost 10 years this project has been continuously pushed back year after year. Now we need your help to put the pressure on and make this dream a reality - we need signatures. THIS IS THE FINAL PUSH.   The latest ‘promises’ received from Transport Scotland is that these stations will be opened between 2019 & 2024. Will they? We might hear in 2024 that it’ll be another 10 year’s. This has to STOP. No more delayed promises. We can't wait any longer. We want those stations opened ASAP. Please SIGN and then SHARE. Make our stations a priority TODAY.

Alice Fisher
1,232 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Cat Smith MP, Paul Maynard MP, Ben Wallace MP, Councillor David Henderson, County Councillor Lorraine Beavers, County Councillor Stephen Clarke, County Councillor John Shedwick, County Councillor Alf Clempson, Fleetwood Town Council, Blackpool Council

Commission a Study for Trams on the Fleetwood Rail Line

"A Fleetwood to Poulton tramway could do more than a railway ever could" The Fleetwood branch line has been neglected for years. It's about time something was done about it! Blackpool Tramway has brought large economic benefits to the Fleetwood area as well as the wider Fylde Coast. It has over 5 million passengers per year, which more than all of the railway stations on the Fylde Coast combined. A new line would be just as successful. If the Poulton to Fleetwood line was opened as a light rail route, it would more provide benefits to the economy than a train link ever could. A tramway could easily connect from the line directly in to Fleetwood's high street businesses and residential areas, but a new railway would require a new station that would likely unable to be in an ideal location without large costs. This plan would introduce many new stops for residents than a railway would, making it much easier for people to reach services. disabled people would find this hugely helpful, as less walking would be involved wheelchairs and buggys could take advantage of the tram's low floor access rather than dealing with the large and dangerous gaps between trains and platforms. Now that Network Rail have removed the former junction for the line at Poulton it is much more difficult, disruptive and costly to reintroduce a new heavy rail service. A tramway does not need to connect in to the national network but can also connect into poulton station for seamless interchange with mainline trains. trams have the advantage that they can be introduced without having to deal with Network Rail and the government, and would only need local council support to proceed. So much more deliverable, has less risk, and a shorter implementation period than a railway. Other towns and cities across the world are embracing trams, including conversion of former rail lines. It's brought huge impacts across the world. Fleetwood can't miss out its huge potential and the decision makers should carry out a new study to address the options avaliable I hope that you can support, sign and share if you agree! Thank you.

David Smith
2,293 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Lancashire County Council, Chris Anslow, Blackpool Council, Fylde Council, County Councillor Tim Ashton, County Councillor Peter Buckley, County Councillor Fabian Craig-Wilson, Mark Evans, Allan Oldfield, County Councillor Jennifer Mein

Extend the Blackpool Tramway to Lytham.

Extending the Blackpool Tramway to South Fylde, along with the already approved Blackpool North Station link, will provide an integrated, modern transport system on the Fylde Coast. Efficient transport is a critical component of economic development. As local campaigners, Trams to Lytham believe passionately that light rail can and must have a greater role in the overall transport plan for the Fylde Coast, delivering the network the region deserves and so badly needs to become an integral part of the 'Northern Powerhouse'. Linking Blackpool's ever popular tramway (which recently had its highest annual passenger count in 10 years) to the South Fylde Line will solve many of the issues facing the whole of the Fylde Coast. LRT will bring a cheap, reliable and more frequent service that the inadequate route so desperately craves (whether it be line conversion or parallel routing). Better transport links are also needed to provide more job opportunities to the area, with cheap, quick connections to future economic centres like the Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone and the Talbot Gateway development possible through LRT. Satisfaction of the service would be extremely high, as the current tramway is a winner of a TripAdvisor certificate and has around 96% service approval rates, in stark contrast to the current South Fylde service. Travelling to St Anne’s or Lytham from Blackpool is difficult and lengthy, and neither the current outdated hourly train service or the often unreliable buses are satisfactory for either local or regional travel. A tramway service on the South Fylde Line would vastly improve both of these important issues, and we hope that, alongside any heavy rail improvements, serious consideration is given to create a tram/train/bus interchange on the route and that this option can be taken forward by Lancashire County Council and Blackpool Council. Light rail has been a revolution in towns and cities across the whole of Europe in recent decades, with Manchester being the nearest and arguably one of the most successful systems to date. Green, efficient transport has proven to be the economic way forward, and the Fylde borough should not miss out on its huge transport potential. Our public support has grown significantly over the past few years, and we acknowledged that there is a strong local will for such a service, which can be clearly seen on our social media pages. We hope that you agree and sign and share this petition. Thank you. PLEASE NOTE: We are not proposing a tram service along Clifton Drive. Trams to Lytham Facebook: Trams to Lytham Twitter: @tramstolytham Trams to Lytham Email: #lightrailrevolution

Trams to Lytham
3,183 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Moto, Welcome Break, Roadchef , Paul Maynard MP

Have accessible changing facilities at every motorway service station in the UK

My name is Zack and I’m 22 years old. That's me in the picture above. I have cerebral palsy which affects the use of all my four limbs and my speech. I am tube fed, use a touch screen speech machine to communicate and an electric wheelchair to get around. I am campaigning to get accessible changing room facilities installed at all UK motorway service stations. There are many disabled children and adults who, like me are wheelchair users and require suitable spaces and the assistance of a carer when needing toilet and changing facilities during long journeys. At the moment there are very few appropriate facilities on UK motorway routes. I cannot use a regular toilet so when I need to be changed my parents or carers need to hoist me on to a bed. A changing places room needs to be large enough, have a height adjustable bed and a hoist which can be used to lift me out of my wheelchair. There are many times when my parents have to resort to changing me on a cramped and often dirty toilet floor or in a baby changing room. I’m not the only one in this situation, there are a quarter of a million disabled people across the country, many of who, are in need of these services too. Over 1000 facilities are now in operation at tourist attractions, restaurants, museums and leisure centres in the UK, but hardly any exist on major travel routes and so far, all of them are in the Midlands or south of England. Moto are the largest operator of service stations in the U.K. with 60 stations, but so far they only have 5 with changing place rooms with a further 2 planned in 2018. Welcome Break also have 6 such changing rooms. The operators at Moto claim to be "committed to the cause of providing accessible changing rooms", but in reality they say that the cost of installing such facilities is prohibitive and compared to the popularity of coffee shop and food outlets, it is not justified for the number of people who would use them. It would mean a lot of to me if they led the way by introducing accessible changing places in all their service stations and readdressed the balance in providing accessible facilities for all travellers regardless of their needs and abilities. Please support my campaign to improve these basic needs for all disabled travellers. Thank you

Zack Kerr
124,270 supporters