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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 02:47:59 AM »
Blimey Cyberman - it's a while since we saw the words 'esteemed' and 'David Cameron' in the same sentence!

As hatter says, it's unfortunate after all the good work that's been done to boost passenger numbers at Rose Hill in recent years. But right now numbers are pitiful, and unlikely to pick up for a while. And the reason given by Northern/ DOHL is all-too-convincing - a shortage of trained drivers.   So with alternative services available from Marple, and unprecedented amounts of space available in the car parks there,  the Rose Hill service was an obvious candidate for suspension.

And sadly the Wragg/ Smart petitions are just for show - they make the politicians look busy and committed to our interests, but they rarely have any effect.
"They" have been trying to close Rose Hill station and the line since I was a schoolgirl. Taking this opportunity to do it this time may just pull it off.
Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel -  stomp along there and turn the bl**dy thing on yourself!

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 03:41:01 PM »
Blimey Cyberman - it's a while since we saw the words 'esteemed' and 'David Cameron' in the same sentence!

As hatter says, it's unfortunate after all the good work that's been done to boost passenger numbers at Rose Hill in recent years. But right now numbers are pitiful, and unlikely to pick up for a while. And the reason given by Northern/ DOHL is all-too-convincing - a shortage of trained drivers.   So with alternative services available from Marple, and unprecedented amounts of space available in the car parks there,  the Rose Hill service was an obvious candidate for suspension.

And sadly the Wragg/ Smart petitions are just for show - they make the politicians look busy and committed to our interests, but they rarely have any effect.

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 12:23:44 PM »
Isn't Northern Rail now effectively Government run (DOHL - a subsidiary of the Department of Transport)? If so it's somewhat disingenuous of William Wragg to suggest it's naughty Northern Rail's fault. Someone should remind him that the esteemed David Cameron promised us the Greenest Government Ever and green governments don't push people from trains into cars.

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 06:47:52 AM »
There are two petitions that can be "signed" online to support campaigns to fight these proposals:

https://www.lisasmart.org.uk/rose-hill-rail

https://www.williamwragg.org.uk/campaigns/save-rose-hill-marple-service-piccadilly

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 07:46:13 AM »
It's very disappointing, there has been so much work been put in over recent years to boost footfall at Rose Hill. It was until recently the highest it's ever been rising from c55,000 per year a decade ago to over 150,000 per year.

When BR was running the line the first trains to be cancelled were always Rose Hill. If they were short of guards they would suspend the whole service.

Exactly the same now, you take the franchised operator out of the equation with fines and targets and you get decisions like this.

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 07:44:55 AM »
The lack of cars on Marple carpark its worrying you dont relise how many people are not working or working from home .
...... or choosing to drive to work?

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 10:46:49 PM »
Crikes.
The lack of cars on Marple carpark its worrying you dont relise how many people are not working or working from home .

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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 08:48:42 PM »
copy of letter


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Re: Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 04:33:20 PM »
Crikes.

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Suspension of train services from Rose Hill
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 02:37:47 PM »
Proposed that there are no services till 2021. Details on Willianm Wragg's social media feeds.