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To: East Midlands Railway

Save The Matlock - Nottingham Rail Link

Save The Matlock - Nottingham Rail Link

We, the undersigned, petition East Midlands Railway to immediately reinstate the Matlock to Nottingham Service.

Why is this important?

In June 2021, East Midlands Railway (EMR) withdrew the direct service between Matlock and Nottingham. This was allegedly due to staff being ‘pinged’ and EMR, like many others, were seeing high levels of employees isolating.

However, in October 2021, the permanent withdrawal of this service effective from December’s Timetable Change was decided. It’s also noted that this service previously travelled beyond Nottingham to Newark prior to this change.

This has seen a huge level of disruption to passengers travelling for leisure, education and employment. A single journey has typically increased from 45 minutes to nearly 2 hours at peak hours.

Those travelling for work in the NHS and working Nottingham’s major employers including Experian, HMRC and Universities were amongst those affected.

This is having a severe effect on the return to work, resuming education and affecting tourism both now and future. Many passengers have also noted their desire to reduce their own carbon emissions by switching from car use to public transport.

Not only does this impact those that work or travel to these locations for education, the longer term impact on tourism/leisure could be catastrophic.

Already, commuters are switching to cars and this is likely to be having an impact on air quality around these locations.

Employers own staff attrition may be increased too.

East Midlands, UK

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2022-05-24 19:26:55 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2022-03-21 11:55:32 +0000

New events added to this petition, being ran by Belper Mayor John Porter and another by MP of Broxtowe Darren Henry.

Fingers crossed the message is being heard loud and clear by UK Government.

2022-02-27 17:14:23 +0000

We were featured on BBC Politics East Midlands!!!! Well done everyone involved and a huge mention to Megan/Helen who braved the cameras to tell their story.

We're hoping to MP's and Ministers will back our campaign soon!

2022-02-27 17:14:08 +0000

East Midlands Railway has today introduced the Matlock/Nottingham Trail Link on Sunday's only (for now). A huge victory for the campaign!!! Let's hope they see it return during the week too. Don't forget to use it and justify to EMR that we need the service.

2022-02-13 12:33:32 +0000

We’ve reached over 8000 signatures, media and most importantly East Midlands Railway is starting to listen!

Excitingly, Belper’s Mayor has called a Public Meeting with attendance of Derbyshire County Council and East Midlands Railway requested.

I’d appreciate your attendance at this event to help express our views.

2022-02-02 18:10:32 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2022-01-28 17:30:48 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2022-01-28 12:22:40 +0000

500 signatures reached

2022-01-28 11:17:51 +0000

Within just over 12 hours we've had 400+ signatures, well done everyone!!! Please keep sharing and raising awareness.

2022-01-28 07:54:47 +0000

100 signatures reached

2022-01-28 07:26:07 +0000

50 signatures reached

2022-01-28 07:04:34 +0000

25 signatures reached

2022-01-27 23:12:56 +0000

10 signatures reached