Posts Tagged ‘transport’

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Trust’s wildlife appeal over HS2

Trust’s wildlife appeal over HS2

People living along the proposed route of HS2 are being encouraged to respond to an appeal by a leading nature conservation charity. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust has delivered leaflets to 57,000 households along a 73-mile area close to the proposed route, including in Stone, Walton and Swynnerton, detailing the impact the high speed rail link...

Campaigners: Don’t cut Stone bus services

Campaigners: Don’t cut Stone bus services

Almost 2,000 people in Stone have signed a petition calling for bus services in the town to be protected. Staffordshire County Council is reviewing its subsidies for bus services that cover Stone. A consultation to gather views before decisions are made closed last month – more on that HERE. Two Stone campaigners, angry at...

More details on £6m A34 work in Stone

More details on £6m A34 work in Stone

Staffordshire County Council held an information event in Stone last week for local people to find out more about a new scheme that will see £6m invested in improving the A34 as part of wider plans to regenerate the former Meaford power station site. The council says the investment will support the transformation of...

£6m improvements for A34 in Stone

£6m improvements for A34 in Stone

A drop-in event is being held in Stone on Wednesday 29th January for local people to find out more about a new scheme that will see £6m invested in improving the A34  as part of wider plans to regenerate the former Meaford power station site. Staffordshire County Council says the investment will support the...

Council reviewing Stone bus service subsidies

Council reviewing Stone bus service subsidies

Staffordshire County Council is reviewing its subsidies for bus services in Stone and a consultation to get local people’s views closes on Friday 10th January – make sure you have your say. The county council subsidises some bus services that would not otherwise be profitable for commercial companies – keeping vital transport links going...

County shelves free school transport cuts

County shelves free school transport cuts

Staffordshire County Council has abandoned plans to cut school transport concessions that would have seen some parents paying almost £400 to get their children to school. The county’s Cabinet member for learning and skills, Ben Adams, has shelved a consultation launched in June following criticism from parents and teachers. Cllr Adams said: “We have...

Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

Proposed high-speed rail route revealed

The proposed second phase of the high-speed rail link HS2 was confirmed today – and if approved it will be coming very close to Stone. You can see a map of the proposed route HERE – it roughly follows the M6 near Stone and passes near Walton, Darlaston and Swynnerton, skirting round Swynnerton Park...

Dream on track for railway buffs

Dream on track for railway buffs

A 20-year dream is on track to come true for a group of Stone and Stafford railway enthusiasts this weekend. The Amerton Railway had always wanted to own the land which it had been renting near Stone to keep alive the Staffordshire railway heritage. Now the owner of Amerton Farm & Craft Centre, Paul...

Passenger numbers soar 152 per cent

Passenger numbers soar 152 per cent

There has been a staggering 152 per cent rise  in the number of passenger journeys from Stone railway station since trains started to call there again in December 2008. Figures from the Office of Rail Regulation reveal 76,346 outbound passenger journeys from the station in 2010/11, compared to 48,054 in 2009/10 and 12,018 in 2008/9....

Have your say on Staffordshire rail upgrade

Have your say on Staffordshire rail upgrade

Network Rail is inviting people in Stone to have their say on plans to upgrade the railway in and around Staffordshire to deliver a more reliable network for passengers with extra train services. The layout of the railway in and around Stafford, particularly Norton Bridge, restricts capacity and performance along the main line. In...

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