Missed train makes railways minister late for Melksham station visit

Wiltshire Times: Railways minister Stephen Hammond Railways minister Stephen Hammond

The railways minister was 20 minutes late for an appointment in Melksham today because he missed his train.

Stephen Hammond MP was visiting Melksham station with prospective Conservative parliamentary candidate Michelle Donelan and Wiltshire Council’s deputy leader John Thomson to discuss recent improvements to the town’s rail connections with local residents and rail campaigners.

They then travelled to Corsham, where they discussed proposals to reopen the town’s abandoned railway station.

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11:11am Thu 27 Mar 14

melkshamwizard says...

seems to be becoming the norm for this government
seems to be becoming the norm for this government melkshamwizard
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11:54am Thu 27 Mar 14

beetawix says...

melkshamwizard wrote:
seems to be becoming the norm for this government
what? missing their trains?
[quote][p][bold]melkshamwizard[/bold] wrote: seems to be becoming the norm for this government[/p][/quote]what? missing their trains? beetawix
  • Score: -1

12:24pm Thu 27 Mar 14

shed says...

No, the inability to get their act together
No, the inability to get their act together shed
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Thu 27 Mar 14

the optimist says...

melkshamwizard wrote:
seems to be becoming the norm for this government
There are many parties in the government?

I assume you mean the ruling party or from my opinion, the two in coalition?
[quote][p][bold]melkshamwizard[/bold] wrote: seems to be becoming the norm for this government[/p][/quote]There are many parties in the government? I assume you mean the ruling party or from my opinion, the two in coalition? the optimist
  • Score: -4

11:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

beetawix says...

shed wrote:
No, the inability to get their act together
Anyone can miss a train and most people have missed trains without being accused of an inability to get their act together either as individuals or together with associates.

The government has got quite a few Acts together,40 in 2013 for example.
[quote][p][bold]shed[/bold] wrote: No, the inability to get their act together[/p][/quote]Anyone can miss a train and most people have missed trains without being accused of an inability to get their act together either as individuals or together with associates. The government has got quite a few Acts together,40 in 2013 for example. beetawix
  • Score: 0

12:12am Fri 28 Mar 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

OMG, a member of the Government missed his train - best let the Socialists back in then to save us from this ineptitude.
OMG, a member of the Government missed his train - best let the Socialists back in then to save us from this ineptitude. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 0

10:23am Tue 1 Apr 14

hmmmmmm says...

The train not running to time begs the question as to how improved these services are . . . that is a years old problem that no government has tackled.
The train not running to time begs the question as to how improved these services are . . . that is a years old problem that no government has tackled. hmmmmmm
  • Score: 1

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