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Unread 09-12-2016, 11:22   #1
Thomas J Stamp
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The Nenagh Community Rail Partnership (see Note #1 below) has arranged a meeting this Saturday in Limerick for anyone interested in helping to set-up and co-ordinate a campaign against the proposed cuts (#2).

If you weren't included in the circulation list for the preliminary notice of this meeting, please accept our apologies for short notice.

The meeting will be in the Shannon Room at the Limerick City Hotel (#3) and will start at 1430h. This timing will allow rail travel from all the affected areas - even Rosslare (#4).

Agenda to be finalized at start of meeting but may include consideration of:
  • Agreeing campaign themes and priorities
  • Setting up a nationwide on-line petition
  • On-line survey of current usage patterns & market needs
  • Specific issues affecting each line
  • Drawing up a list of low-cost ways of increasing usage
  • Getting the interest of national media (as well as local)
  • Getting the attention of TDs and councilors
  • Use of social media
  • Engaging with younger travelers
  • Establishing a local action group for each line, where none exists, and/ or a national umbrella body (Irish Rural Rail Alliance?)
There will obviously not be time in the meeting to discuss many of these items in any detail. The focus of the meeting will therefore be on establishing teams to progress as many of them as we decide to run with,

Younger rail users and Irish Rail staff will be especially welcome. (Names can be excluded from the list of attendees!)

We hope to see a couple of representatives (at least!) from every station at risk of losing its train service:
  • from Rosslare Europort to Enniscorthy
  • from Tipperary to Carrick-on-Suir
  • from Gort to Craughwell
  • from Roscrea to Castleconnell

Remember: united we stand; divided we fall !

Enquiries about the meeting to the following mobile number. (No emails please - I simply won't have time to respond!)

However, if you cannot make it, an email simply asking to be kept informed about the campaign will be welcome.

Duncan Martin
PRO, Nenagh Community Rail Partnership
086 8377 906
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