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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #55 on: September 10, 2020, 07:11:19 PM »
Good result and a sensible compromise. Well done our MP 👏

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« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2020, 05:55:18 PM »
Some services will continue to run on the Rose Hill line after all!

"William Wragg, our local Member of Parliament, has secured concessions from Northern Rail which means that services from Rose Hill-Manchester Piccadilly will not completely grind to a halt on Monday":

https://www.williamwragg.org.uk/news/william-wragg-mp-saves-rose-hill-marple-line-closure

"Labour-led Stockport Council works with government, local MPs and Northern Trains to find last minute solution reinstating two additional services and promising 90-minute service from late October":

https://saverosehill.co.uk/news/stockport-labour-work-cross-party-to-save-rose-hill-services/

Impressed how quickly their web sites were updated!





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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2020, 11:42:49 AM »
The word on the Marple grapevine is that Northern will now be providing some kind of skeleton service on the Rose Hill line rather than their planned suspension of all services.

Will be watching Parliament TV with interest at around 5pm.

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2020, 07:40:27 AM »
A Tweet from Lisa Smart yesterday:

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2020, 05:48:24 AM »
Rose Hill Line Parliamentary Debate Update

@William Wragg MP has announced via social media that he envisages the debate will start around 5pm on Thursday 10th September.

He will update via Facebook and Twitter with any changes that may occur to the timing.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wragg4HG/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/William_Wragg

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #50 on: September 07, 2020, 11:47:44 PM »
Parliament is actually sitting? 


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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2020, 03:00:57 PM »
Was hoping for the FLYING SCOTSMAN .

You'll have to wait until they've converted it to run from renewable energy. We're trying not to use coal these days :)
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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #48 on: September 07, 2020, 10:43:48 AM »
That’s great news, and as Northern Trains is government-owned it offers the possibility of an eleventh-hour reprieve. Presumably the rail minister has the power to direct Northern Trains to continue the service. It won’t magically provide sufficient trained drivers, of course, so NT will just have to cut other services. And it makes it even less likely that the Hogwarts Express will be calling at Rose Hill next week. 😏
Was hoping for the FLYING SCOTSMAN .

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2020, 09:18:50 AM »
If we get a reprieve, I'd be absolutely gobsmacked.  We'll just get the standard waffle about Covid challenges, and how they've done the best they can etc etc.

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2020, 09:03:19 AM »
That’s great news, and as Northern Trains is government-owned it offers the possibility of an eleventh-hour reprieve. Presumably the rail minister has the power to direct Northern Trains to continue the service. It won’t magically provide sufficient trained drivers, of course, so NT will just have to cut other services. And it makes it even less likely that the Hogwarts Express will be calling at Rose Hill next week. 😏

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2020, 07:14:40 AM »
Parliamentary Debate on Rose Hill Line

I understand that MP William Wragg has secured a Parliamentary Debate - an Adjournment Motion - on Northern’s plan to suspend the Rose Hill Service.

It is scheduled for this Thursday morning, last item on the agenda in the 10.10 - 11.30 session [Update: now expected to be around 5pm.]

It should be possible to watch the debate on Parliament TV or via https://www.parliament.uk/

Friends of Rose Hill Station believe it may be of benefit to email William Wragg your comments about how the suspension will impact you personally.

Contact William: https://www.williamwragg.org.uk/contact




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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2020, 05:59:18 PM »
So there you go: we could be about to spend  £30K of taxpayers’ money so that Condate can put on his anorak and joyride from Rose Hill to Guide Bridge and back next week. 🙄

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2020, 05:35:31 PM »
I also have absolutely no idea if actually running a train is a good idea and whether it will be used.  But it's a solution that has been proposed.  And frankly is a lot more than has come from Northern and the DfT who just seem to have shrugged at the problem.

As to whether it would be used, I know West Coast Railways has some quite interesting traction. I see they have a couple of operational class 33s and quite a few ex-freight class 37s, along with some class 47s and 57s.  I'd certainly be using the service if the 33s, or 37s were used, as it is a long time since I've been on a class 33 hauled train and then only once. It's a good while since I was hauled by a class 37 and even then it was a 37/4 and WCR are using 37/5. 37/6 and 37/7.

If they operate with class 33 or 37 and mark 1 or early mark 2 coaching stock, I think I'd be spending a good bit of time shuttling back and forth, just for the ride. It would be worth taking some holidays from work to make the most of it.



 

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2020, 02:11:09 PM »
Yes and no.

Rose Hill isn't under threat of closure because of this current temporary withdrawal of service.

However, the general feeling in Marple (whether justified or not) is that Rose Hill station is just generally under threat of closure, and many people are seeing this as part of building a case for permanently closing it.
The general feeling from who the lib Dems .

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2020, 09:28:43 AM »
Which is why many people think the station and the line itself are under threat, which is simply not true.

Yes and no.

Rose Hill isn't under threat of closure because of this current temporary withdrawal of service.

However, the general feeling in Marple (whether justified or not) is that Rose Hill station is just generally under threat of closure, and many people are seeing this as part of building a case for permanently closing it.