THURSDAY 27TH JULY 5.30 – 6.30 PM
North Staffs Community Rail Partnership is campaigning to support East Midlands Railway (EMR) with their aspiration to reinstate their hourly Crewe – Stoke – Derby timetable. The service was reduced during the pandemic and is still missing 6 trains per day.
This leaves Derby, Stoke and Crewe, and all communities in between, with fewer trains than they’ve had for decades. Even some peak time services have been cut! Intermediate stations along the line are: Longton, Blythe Bridge, Uttoxeter, Tutbury & Hatton, Longport, Kidsgrove and Alsager.
By comparison, the much more sparsely populated Derwent Valley Line (Derby to Matlock) currently enjoys 18 services in each direction/day (service reinstated May 2023) compared with just 14 services/day between Stoke and Derby – two major North Midlands population centres.
Please join us on-line to have your say at this public meeting and to find out how you can help. ALL WELCOME.
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Meeting ID: 391 888 980 842
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