Trains Spotters Encouraged to “Celebrate 20 years” of Nuclear Transport

Yesterday was surreal.  Thousands of train enthusiasts descended on the back road train depot of Kingmoor in Carlisle encouraged by Direct Rail Services  to "celebrate 20 years" in a Charity Open Day.  The £5 entrance fee going to 'charity' i.e. cash strapped local hospitals and good causes that in 'austerity' free days would be funded by government. …

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“Celebrating 20 years” of transporting nuclear waste to Sellafield….Really?!

LEAFLETTING AND DEMO 18th July 11am -2 pm Outside the Direct Rail Services Depot Kingmoor Depot Etterby Road, Carlisle , Cumbria CA3 9NZ The fluffy image of the cute bear above  is how Direct Rail Services like to portray themselves. This is far from the truth. The two photographs above were taken by Radiation Free Lakeland within …

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Nuclear Train Not Fit For Tracks!

Residents of Braystones, near Sellafield, have for some years been trying to get some remedy for the awful state of the railway crossing and line, not all of them are anti nuclear but all are worried. I can vouch for the Heath Robinson nature of the crossing at Braystones. Last time I was there a chap …

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Demo at Carlisle Railway: From Darkest Peru to Darkest Cumbria – Stop Nuclear Madness!

Radiation Free Lakeland will be holding a demonstration and leafletting at Carlisle Railway Station on Monday 24th November from 11am to 1pm - Please come and join us  This demonstration in Carlisle coincides with a week of actions at train stations throughout the UK  by groups and concerned citizens including in Wigan, Warrington Bridgwater, Chester  and …

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Not So Brief Encounter -Nuclear Trains at Carnforth

    Many thanks to all the people today who stopped to talk to us at the iconic 'Brief Encounter' station at Carnforth.  We handed out around 100 leaflets with many people asking where they could sign a petition to stop the transport of nuclear waste. The leaflet we handed out said: NOT SO BRIEF …

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Not so Brief Encounter: Nuclear Waste Trains

      Do you know if trains carrying nuclear waste go through your neighbourhood?  All radioactive waste (spent fuel) from nuclear power stations is sent to Sellafield in Cumbria. It is mainly transported by rail with Direct Rail Services (owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority) .  Some parts of the journey are by road. …

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