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Meeting this Friday

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on September 2, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next meeting is Friday 4 September at Tewkesbury library. Jack Boskett will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.

AGM 5 June

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on May 30, 2015 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Our AGM will be on Friday 5 June in the Elmbury Room, Tewkesbury Library at 19:30.

Everyone is welcome.

Timetable Changes from 17 May

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on May 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

There are some minor changes. The most significant is the retiming of the 1959 Great Malvern service to 20:11 and terminating at Worcester Shrub Hill, with onward connections to Hereford. This means that the 17:42 service from London Paddington to Cheltenham now connects at Cheltenham with the Ashchurch service.

Gold Cup Trains

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on March 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Additional trains will run from Ashchurch to Cheltenham Spa at 10:24 from Tuesday 10 March to Friday 13 March inclusive. Why not park your car for free at Ashchurch and travel to the races from there?

Current Timetables

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on March 2, 2015 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Current timetables are now available here:

http://ashchurchandtewkesburyrail.webs.com/timetable.htm



Meeting Friday 6 March

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on February 18, 2015 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Open Meeting to be held on Friday 6th March 2015 at The Elmbury Room, Tewkesbury Library, commencing 7.30pm.

 

Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be a representative of the British Transport Police

 

Light refreshments to be served beforehand.

 

e-mail - [email protected]

join us on facebook – Tewkesbury Ashchurch Rail atdrpg

 

New members welcome

 

OUR GARDENING PARTIES ARE HELD AT THE STATION ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 09.00. VOLUNTEERS ARE VERY WELCOME AS ARE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, OR JUST COME ALONG AND MEET MEMBERS AND FRIENDS AND DISCOVER OUR AIMS

OUR NEXT PASSENGER COUNT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 30TH MARCH, INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY.

 

Footfall Counts

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on January 28, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Members and Supporters of

A T D R P G

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury and District Rail Promotion Group

 

will be at the station throughout the day on the following dates throughout 2014/15

Saturday 29th November, Sunday 25thJanuary ‘15

Monday 30th March, Tuesday 1st June

Wednesday 5th August, Thursday 1st October

thereafter every 8 weeks + 1 day

 

leaflets and timetables will be available and members should be able to answer or direct you to any rail travel queries you may have.

 

Our ASC station specific chronological timetables are available to download from our website, or from either Tewkesbury Town or Northway Parish Hall.

ashchurchandtewkesburyrail.webs.com

 

Ashchurch and Tewkesbury Rail Promotion Group (ATDRPG) aims to promote the Station and press for improvements to the services and facilities The organisation is non-political and we engage at every opportunity in the community locally, with train operating companies and other interested parties.

 

Agenda and Notes

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on November 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Report of the ATDRPG Open Meeting held at the Elmbury Room, Tewkesbury Library Friday 12th September 2014. 7.30pm.

 

Welcome; Guest Speakers Jane Tooley and Duncan Bennett representing Robert Hichens and attendees were welcomed by Chairman Alistair Cameron.

Apologies; Mr & Mrs Roy Smith, Mr Elwes, Alan Snarey, John Roberts.

Report of last meeting; Agreed as correct.

Group update; The next working garden party is tomorrow. The Station banner was erected on 24th July. Car park alterations are due creating extra spaces by 18.

The next Passenger count is on 3rd October. Data from previous counts have shown numbers still in excess of official figures. Group research is showing a wide range of long distance destinations and an increase in people expecting to get trains from the station.

The 9.24 footfall is well in to the 20s, FGW changed that train unit to higher speed unit to catch a connection at Bristol. Extra trains were hired for the 11.24 from South Western trains in the summer increasing service capacity.

FGW has agreed with DfT not to extend any journey in the new franchise.

The re-doubling of the Swindon Kemble line was completed by Bank Holiday Monday. JS book Past and Present now available.

In June the group met with Amanda Lawson Smith from GCC re A46 congestion, the Highways Authority is concentrating on small scale schemes and pinch points.

JCS is working to carry out traffic modelling to understand MOD site and the effect of other potential developments along the A46 corridor.

Strategic Economic Plan for the Government proposal is duelling to Evesham with soft transport measures and an upgrade to rail station and services.

LTP3 has been reviewed and is likely to include alternative modes to the car.

It was suggested that the A46 1993 plan junction 9a to Pamington be resurrected.

Ken met with Lindon Homes 30th July who are hoping to infill between the Care Home and Aston Cross. They were receptive to the idea to contribute towards return 19.48 London train and very keen on getting residents into using the rail.

31st July saw a meeting with Harris Ethical re NDP – which is part funded by EU.

On Aug 7th the DfT plan to meet with FGW specifically to explore the provision of an increase in service to hourly.

There has been no commercial interest in the MOD site. English Heritage is looking to save the onsite wartime buildings.

First Group now run hourly bus services from Tewkesbury to Worcester.

Presentation on new Retail Outlet, Ashchurch. Available on ATDRPG website.

Raffle.

Subscriptions now due – direct debit available.

Open Meeting

of the

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury and District Rail Promotion Group

Friday 28th November 2014. 7.30pm

AGENDA

 

1. Welcome and introduction.

2. Apologies for absence.

3. Report of last meeting.

4. Matters arising.

5. Group Update.

6. Any other business.

7. Guest Speaker Chris Green

8. Date of next Meeting – Friday 6th March 2015

Raffle.

 

Good night, thank you all for coming and have a safe journey home.

 

Station Passenger counts will be on Saturday 29th November and Sunday 25th January 2015.

Garden Working Groups 2nd Saturday of the month between 9am - 11am.

 

Public Meeting

Posted by ATDRPG Support Ashchurch station on November 28, 2014 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Tonight,  Friday 28th November 7pm for 7.30pm at the Elmbury Room. Tewkesbury Library. We are looking forward to welcoming our Guest Speaker Railwayman Chris Green.

There is complimentary light refreshments beforehand and everyone is welcome.


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