April 2014 - the announcement of the ERYC local plan has meant the station site is going to be developed. The MRC is objecting to the plan which significnatly damages our efforts to get the line re-opened and re-built.
JULY 8TH 2013 - over 200 signatures collected in favour of the railway including many younger people who clearly saw the benefit a railway station would bring to the village in coming years. A credit to their parents and the village.
The station will be located on the A166 near the edge of the village. The first sketch is what we think the general station area will look like and how the facilities might be laid out. This sketch is based on the station being located adjacent to the A166 (see also issues below).
The second map (from the 2005 Carl Bro report) shows the alignments around Stamford Bridge in blue.
BENEFITS FOR STAMFORD BRIDGE
Removal of some through road traffic from the A166
Quicker journey times to York City centre - 14 minutes
Quicker journey times to Hull - 50 minutes
A choice between road and rail transport for the first time since 1965
Promoting an environmentally friendly mode of transport.
Promoting social inclusion, by providing accessibility to facilities for those without other modes available
November 2011 - public meeting held at Stamford Bridge Cricket Club
February 2012 - David Wells of MiRC met with three members of Parish Council to discuss plans.
March 2012 - Full Stamford Bridge Parish Council to meet to discuss supporting MiRC.
April 2012 - MiRC write to parish clerk about news of decision. Decsion published in Link magazine - Parish Council finally send this text to MIRC on 14th April.
“Councillor Flynn reported that he and Councillors Butterfield and Ingham had met with David Wells of the Minsters Rail Campaign. It was agreed that the Council could not formally sign up to supporting the Campaign until a further feasibility study was undertaken to ascertain whether or not the project was still realistically viable.”
The MiRC have written to the council asking for a full explanation of the decision. In summary we think the Parish Council do not support us but have decided it is better to take this non commital postion for the time being.
May 2012 - further reply from parish clerk still remainng largely non commital.
July 8th 2012 - MRC attended Stamford Bridge Fayre and sponsored children's entertainer Professor Fiddlesticks (campaign member John Cossham). Over 200 people signed the Minsters Railway camapign petition including a number of young people who clearly saw the benefits a railway station would bring to the village.
At the public meeting held in the village in 2011 (see news column) a number of issues were raised by the residents for further consideration by the campaign. These include:
Location of station
Access to station
Future of bus links
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ABOUT STAMFORD BRIDGE
Stamford Bridge is a village of over 3,400 people located seven miles east of York. Originally settled by the Romans, it is most famous for the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, which heralded the end of the Viking age in England. The River Derwent divides the village and has flooded the village on a number of occasions. Significant flood prevention work has taken place in the past few years. The bridge dates from 1727, and is a grade 2 listed structure,which is heavily used by traffic on the A166 road.
LETTER IN RAIL MAGAZINE
Minsters Rail Campaign secretary David Pennie has had a letter published in Rail magazine re-inforcing the argument that the Minsters line would act as a second route into Hull should the Humber shoreline route not be available due to flooding.
MINSTERS RAIL CAMPAIGN ON TV
We are hoping to feature on BBC television on the programme "Inside Out" when MRC member James Wilson will commute into York showing the difficulties he faces.
MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE
The cost of postage has meant that reuctanty the MRC has had to increase annual membership to £10. Life membership remains at £50.