08:30 Service Reinstated at Patricroft from Monday 18 May 2015
From Monday 18 May the 08:30 rail service will be reinstated at Patricroft station. Friends of Patricroft Station have campaigned for over a year for the reinstatement of this service and welcome the return of departures serving passengers to Eccles and Manchester at this important commuting time.
Artwork by the pupils of Monton Green Primary School on display outside Patricroft Station
Important Rail Service Changes at Patricroft
From Sunday 18th May, Northern Rail are introducing a new timetable that will affect rail users at Patricroft station: in particular, key peak hour commuter services are being removed from the timetable - the 08:36 will no longer be stopping at Patricroft station. Additionally, the 10:39 from Manchester Victoria to Patricroft (and onwards to Liverpool Lime Street) will no longer call at Patricroft station.
Please note that Friends of Patricroft Station are disappointed not to have been informed or consulted by Northern Rail or Transport for Greater Manchester in respect of these timetable changes. While FrOPS has no responsibility for service timetabling, please be assured that we will continue to campaign to have peak hour rail services reinstated and for greater service frequency - join us for better rail services!
Incredible Edible Salford : Patricroft Station Project 18th May
Friends of Patricroft Station are working with Incredible Edible Salford on an exciting new planting project at Patricroft...
Further details on the Incredible Edible Salford Patricroft Station Project
Rail Services in Eccles debate in Parliament, Wednesday 26th March
Friends of Patricroft Station (FrOPS) and Friends of Eccles Station (FRECCLES) are pleased to announce that a half hour Adjournment Debate on Rail Services in Eccles has been secured by Hazel Blears, MP for Salford and Eccles.
Part of the work of Friends of Patricroft Station (FrOPS) and Friends of Eccles Station (FRECCLES) involves campaigning for a more frequent rail service at the local stations. This campaign takes many forms, including working with the rail franchise operator - Northern Rail - and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) towards a vision for service improvements. Additionally, representatives from both FrOPS and FRECCLES recently met with Hazel Blears, MP for Salford and Eccles, to discuss support for improved rail service frequency at both Eccles and Patricroft station.
We are pleased to announce that a half hour Adjournment Debate on Rail Services in Eccles took place in Westminster Hall next Wednesday, 26th March 2014, 4.30-5pm.
We hope supporters will join us in welcoming this positive development in local rail services.
UPDATE: FrOPS' comment to follow.
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Daffodils in Bloom at Patricroft Station
FrOPS volunteers have begun spring-cleaning the garden areas at Patricroft station - as you can see from the photos above, the daffodils in the planter tubs are blooming nicely (click on the images to enlarge the photos).
Community volunteers - and new volunteers are always welcome to join us at gardening sessions - have also begun clearing new planting areas and preparing for new plants in the forecourt area at the entrance to the station.
The FrOPS Twitter profile image has also received a spring make-over, showing support for Marie Curie Cancer Care with the addition of a Twibbon for March - the iconic Marie Curie daffodil emblem.
Find out more about the Great Daffodil Appeal at Marie Curie Cancer Care.
On Twitter? Show your support for Marie Curie Cancer Care this March by adding the daffodil Twibbon to your profile picture (click on the image to go to twibbon.com).
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