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Railwatch 071 - April 1997

Drawing on your support

The proceeds of last year's RDS draw has been helping the fight for better rail services.

About £1,900 was distributed by the society's reopenings and new railways committee.

£350 went to London and Home Counties branch for a variety of leaflets and studies in its area.

£200 went to South West for its campaign to upgrade the main line from Paddington to Penzance and to produce a Rail Strategy document.

£300 went to the Midlands for its campaign for improvements to the services from Birmingham to Tamworth and Shrewsbury, plus a new passenger service from Stafford to Worcester via Dudley.

South Wales has been promised £150 for its work in pressing for the reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan line to passengers.

East Anglia receives £80 to help it fight for a reopened rail link to St Ives rather than a "guided busway." Money also went to the Selby and District Rail Users' Group which is pressing for late evening trains to Leeds and York and a restored service to Doncaster.

The Goyt Valley Rail Users' Association was helped in its work to restore a proper service between Stockport and Stalybridge.

The proceeds of last year's RDS draw has been helping the fight for better rail services.

About £1,900 was distributed by the society's reopenings and new railways committee.

£350 went to London and Home Counties branch for a variety of leaflets and studies in its area.

£200 went to South West for its campaign to upgrade the main line from Paddington to Penzance and to produce a Rail Strategy document.

£300 went to the Midlands for its campaign for improvements to the services from Birmingham to Tamworth and Shrewsbury, plus a new passenger service from Stafford to Worcester via Dudley.

South Wales has been promised £150 for its work in pressing for the reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan line to passengers.

East Anglia receives £80 to help it fight for a reopened rail link to St Ives rather than a "guided busway." Money also went to the Selby and District Rail Users' Group which is pressing for late evening trains to Leeds and York and a restored service to Doncaster.

The Goyt Valley Rail Users' Association was helped in its work to restore a proper service between Stockport and Stalybridge.

With this issue of Railwatch are tickets for our 1997 draw, which we hope as many members as possible will support.

It will fuel our campaigning for the next year.

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