Date set for HRU AGM06th Nov 2017

Harborough Rail Users are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at the Roman Way Community Centre, Market Harborough.  The meeting starts at 8:00 pm.

 

As well as electing officers for the group for the forthcoming year, the meeting will consider relevant topics including: 

• The recent consultation on the next East Midlands rail franchise, which is due to start in August 2019.   

• The planned improvements to the station, with the new car park now under construction

• The announcement that electrification of the main line north from Kettering has been cancelled.  The Corby service is to be operated with electric trains but the inter-city service via Market Harborough will have ‘bi-mode’ trains (electric and, probably, diesel). Ironically, the electric power for the Corby service will be supplied from a new substation planned for installation at Braybrooke, which is only just over a mile south of Market Harborough!  It is expected that this means overhead wires to carry the power back along the line to Kettering North Junction.  We would like to see the electrification extended at least for the 'last mile' into Market Harborough. 

 

Anyone who cares about the local rail service, including timetables, train service quality and reliability, fares, access to the station and platforms and the quality of the facilities available, is invited to come along and get involved.


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