The Greenfield Rail Action Group was formed in 2010. It joined with existing groups in Mossley and Marsden who were already looking at issues affecting journeys along the Huddersfield to Manchester line. Together they formed the Stalybridge to Huddersfield Rail Users’ Group (SHRUG).
The prime aim of the large [...]
Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013
Diggle Station before it closed in 1968
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) say it is unlikely Diggle Station will be re-opened in the near future
Earlier this year, borough councilor, Garth Harkness organized a petition in support of re-opening the railway station in Diggle. This petition was submitted to TfGM in June 2012.
Stalybridge station is set to close for nine days at the end of October as its £20m upgrade nears completion.
The modernisation of Stalybridge station, tracks and signals is on-time and is due to be finished by early November.
When the project is completed, the station will have two extra platforms and a brand new [...]
Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012
Authorities in Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire have formally proposed to the Government that decisions about rail services in the north of England should be devolved to the north of England. A combined franchise to succeed the current Northern and TransPennine franchises should be specified and managed from the north [...]
The Greenfield Rail Action Group welcomes the arrival of Metrolink trams to Oldham Mumps but its value to Saddleworth residents is greatly limited by the lack of cross-ticketing between trams, buses and trains.
Mark Ashmore, chair of the group said “We are constantly being urged to use public transport and with the eventual completion of [...]
Liberal Democrat Parish Councillor Garth Harkness is launching a petition in Diggle and Dobcross to support the re-opening of Diggle Railway Station. It is expected to be presented to theTransport for Greater Manchester Committee on 13th April.
Councillor Harkness says, “Network Rail’s proposed Northern Hub rail investment plan 2014-19 [...]
Photo: Stuart Coleman©2012
The Greenfield Rail Action Group (GRAG) are dismayed at the announcement by Transport Minister Theresa Villiers that train operators will ultimately make final decisions regarding stopping and service patterns on the Leeds to Manchester line.
The franchises for the two companies which run the trains are likely to be amalgamated when [...]
Photo: Stuart Coleman©2011
In a recent report the Institute of Public Policy Research North indicated over £2.700 is spent per person on rail transport in London compared with £5 in the north-east of England. The north-west of England figure is little better at £134 per head. The Greenfield Rail Action group are appalled [...]