TVRUG AGM 20th October 2015
Our AGM takes place on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm at Stocksfield Institute Community Association (SICA) in Stocksfield. The building is just a couple of minutes walk from Stocksfield Station, just exit through the car park, cross the main A695 road and it is on the right hand side a short way down Guessburn Road.
If you are travelling from the east the train arrives at Stocksfield at 1852 and from the west at 1836 (from Carlisle) and 1856 (from Hexham).
We will have a speaker and details will be announced when confirmed. Also Pete Myers, Client and Stakeholder Manager for Northern will be attending the meeting and will be happy to answer any mambers' questions.
TVRUG AGM 23rd October 2014
Our AGM takes place on Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm at Hexham Community Centre. Our speaker is Michael Fleming, who is Conductor Standards and Training Manager for TransPennine Express. He will be talking about 'The Role of the Guard'. Michael says 'Many travellers see the role of the Guard as simply opening the doors and checking tickets, my aim will be to expand on this and explore the hidden talents of these people who help keep our railways and the public safe.'
Franchise Update June 2014
Consultation on the rail franchise for the North is now taking place. Click here to view the DfT news story.
Your TVRUG Committee members are busy digesting the content and we will have more news soon.
Gilsland Update May 2014
COGS - Campaign to Open Gilsland Station are developing a website and social media presence on facebook and twitter. Please support the campaign by spreading the word.
TVRUG Update May 2014
Members have recently been sent notes from our latest meeting with Northern, if you have not received a copy please email our Secretary.
To join us costs just £5 a year, your voice can then be heard and you can benefit from our campaigning, our network of contacts and from the vast knowledge and experience our members. Click the link to pay by PayPal or email our Secretary for details of a variety of other ways to pay.
COGS has been formed!
For a preview from BBC Look North go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-25428275
Consultants JMP have been appointed to carry out the feasibility study into opening a station at Gilsland. They have viisted Gilsland, met the steering group, met members of the community and seen the site. They say the site looks promising as it fulfils many of the necessary criteria and there are no adverse features such as curvature or a gradient that would prevent the station reopening.
Please look out for the visitor surveys and encourage any visitors to the area (coming for work or pleasure) to complete them.
If you have not completed our residents survey, please do so (see below) as we continue to collect evidence for the campaign.
We have secured the necessary funding to carry out a feasibility study into the viability of opening a station at Gilsland. We will be appointing consultants in the new year and the report should be complete by the end of June 2013. If you have not completed our survey, please do so (see below) as we continue to collect evidence for the campaign.
Please complete our Gilsland Survey
We are carrying out a survey to provide evidence for our campaign for a station to be opened at Gilsland. We would be very grateful if you would complete our questionnaire.
Please complete our General Survey
We are carrying out a survey to provide evidence for our campaign for an improved service for the next franchise, which is due to begin in 2014. We would be very grateful if you would complete our questionnaire.
The 2011 AGM of the Tyne Valley Rail Users' Group was held on Thursday 8th December at Hexham Community Centre. Our speaker was Drew Haley, Client and Stakeholder Manager for Northern. A write up of his presentation and the minutes of the meeting have been emailed or posted to all members
What are we doing?
Your TVRUG Committee is holding regular meetings to progress the campaign aims determined by the membership at both the meeting held in February and from your comments received by email. We hope to issue a leaflet in September in an effort to increase membership and are doing the groundwork for a campaign presentation to influence the new franchise. Meanwhile please continue to pass any comments on to our Chairman, Malcolm Chainey or Secretary, Julie Gibbon via 'contact us'
New Timetable More Stops. A victory for TVRUG!
TVRUG has achieved one of its longstanding campaign aims to have more trains stopping at stations west of Hexham to achieve at least a 2 hourly service. The May 2011 timetable has a total of 16 more stops at Haydon Bridge, Bardon Mill, Brampton and Wetheral.
Ticket Machine at Prudhoe
TVRUG suggested the idea of a ticket machine on the platform at Prudhoe some years ago and a few months ago Northern installed it. Members have informed us of a few issues with it and Northern are to fix a hood over the screen so it can be read in sunshine.