Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
Sir Vince Cable, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, arrived at Market Harborough by train on Thursday 6th December for a 'question time' engagement in the town. Harborough Rail Users were invited to meet him at the station, to discuss the rebuilding of the station and the associated concerns about accessibility. We showed him what is happening, and explained the additional facilities we are campaigning for. His train from St Pancras was one of the non-stop HSTs, which gave us the opportunity to tell him about the campaign to save the half-hourly train service when the East Midlands franchise was first set up in 2006-7. It is an interesting example of a local community-led campaign achieving something that surpassed even its own ambitions, as we never anticipated an hourly non-stop service to and from London!