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November 06, 2007 - 09:44 AM
David Halton


I see that East Midlands Trans will be introducing some new ideas on ticketing. E.g. the £1 ticket and other flexible options.

This is just what is needed to encourage people away from their cars and is an intelligent way of spreading and predicting loads. The ideas on revenue protection should be welcomed too. Anything which stops fare evasion is beneficial to those of us who are honest and pay the appropriate fare.

Rail will win when it is seen as the best option.

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October 29, 2007 - 12:11 PM
Beeston Commuter


Your Train Cancelled

Stagecoach will take over the franchise for the train service from Beeston to Leicester & London next month. They have just published their draft timetable which suggests a nuumber of trains form Beeston will be cancelled.

The affected trains seem to be:

Beeston d Leicester a St Pancras a

06:13 06:34 08:06 CANCELLED

07:36 07:55 09:12 CANCELLED

08:34 08:34 10:19 CANCELLED

St Pancras d Leicester d. Beeston a

15:55 17:13 17:38 CANCELLED

21:00 22:24 22:45 CANCELLED

21:30 22:56 23:19 CANCELLED

22:00 23:30 00:01 CANCELLED

This reduces the number of trains to the capital departing before 09:00
from 6 to 3. It also means the last direct train to Beeston leaves St
Pancras at 20:30. As small consolation there is an additional later
train from Beeston to London at 21:05.

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October 15, 2007 - 09:58 AM
Eric Meyers


Congestion charging seems to work in London does it not? Why would in not work elsewhere?

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October 03, 2007 - 09:15 AM
Michael Brakespear


Adding to Roger B below, it seems that National Government CAN supply the funding for schemes such as widening the M1 Ė and often without any public enquiry. I am told this scheme is costing £13million per mile (or more).

And surely "improving" the A453 will bring faster transit times for road vehicles to the edge of Nottingham but will only add to the congestion around Clifton/Clifton Bridge and elsewhere in Nottingham. Oh yes we can build another road crossing of the River Trent, but the expenditure required for this maybe similar to the cost of NET extensions. Yes the sooner NET is extended the better. Why canít it go to ALL areas of Nottingham PLEASE?

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October 02, 2007 - 11:58 PM
Roger Bacon


It is essential that Nottingham builds a modern, high capacity and frequent rapid transit system (NET) to cope with the growing numbers of people who wish to travel within it. The car by comparison is an inefficient method of transport, usually carrying only 1 person and clearly there isn't enough room on the roads or space for parking. Congestion is leading to aggressive driving and increased risk taking. THE CURRENT CAR SYSTEM ISN'T WORKING.
National Government in the UK is unable to provide all the funding for the public schemes that are needed and so sensibly some finance should be found from local sources, including those who use the roads.
Work place parking charges should be targeted on the routes/areas where the NET does or will operate in the future and will provide the opportunity to use a modern public transport system that has already proved it can get drivers out of their cars.

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October 01, 2007 - 03:15 PM
Richard Lee


I wonder if John Bates below has really researched to see what public transport is available in his area? People often say this and I find, that when challenged they can be completely unaware of what is available in their area. I once found someone who had a bus stop almost outside their house but did not know where the bus went to. It was a fairly frequent service too!

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October 01, 2007 - 02:27 PM
Terry Kirby


Re congestion charging, I think it'll have to come sooner or later. But it'll have to be done properly, i.e. at least regionally. Then the people who moan about having to pay it won't have any effective alternative in all bar a few cases. But will the politicians have the guts to do what needs to be done? Don't hold your breath.....

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September 29, 2007 - 11:42 AM
Paul Harrison


Very informative and useful Website.

Glad that someone is championing the public transport cause.

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September 27, 2007 - 06:30 PM
John Bates


I would use public transport if it was available in my area. It also needs to be cheap reliable and frequent.

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September 27, 2007 - 09:31 AM
Sue Pateman


Because of congestion in Nottingham, I already pay a congestion charge as I sit on my bus which is held up in traffic. Because the bus gets delayed it means the bus company's costs are higher and I am sure they pass it on to the likes of me.

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September 27, 2007 - 09:27 AM
Mike Pollard


I do not agree with congestion charging. I will not do my business/shopping in towns which charge me for going to them.

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