Our electric rail petition just arrived at the government’s door

It’s not everyday you arrive at your destination with 14,000 fellow travellers on board.

But that’s just what happened on Wednesday morning when Max had the pleasure of delivering our petition to the transport secretary Chris Grayling.

When Chris Grayling announced in the summer that he was scrapping plans to  electrify train lines in south Wales, the Midlands and the Lake District, he thought he’d be able to move on straight away.

But together we’ve made sure this issue stays on his arrivals board.

Our open letter in The Times, signed by local campaigners, MPs, local politicians, environmental organisations, unions (and many more!) received a lukewarm response. The government is still committed to bringing in new trains that run on diesel that will be with us for years to come.

That’s why it’s so important that people like you have raised your voice. Now, we’re asking  for a meeting with Mr Grayling to make sure he addresses our concerns - and puts our railways on track for a clean power future.

This isn’t the end of the line. We’re going to to continue our work pushing for clean public transport - but we need your help.

Can you help us on our journey with a donation today?