We’ve secured the trains. Now save the mail

letterbox on Fishguard Harbour Station platform

post at the station

Royal Mail plans to close Fishguard Delivery Office. Fishguard Trains supports the postal workers and petitioners who are campaigning to stop Royal Mail in their tracks.  ## UPDATE: SAVED! See below ##

Having secured a (nearly) decent rail service for the first time in a generation, it’s our duty to support the campaign to prevent Royal Mail degrading our postal service. In their circular to Fishguard residents (“valued customers of Royal Mail”), managers describe the closure (which sees postmen and women making a daily round trip to Haverfordwest before they can start delivering mail) as “modernisation” and “one of the biggest transformation in UK industry”.

We call it irresponsible.

More road miles, harder jobs, later deliveries, bigger carbon footprint. Modernisation? We think not. Royal Mail should do better in 2011.

Click the link under Community to Save the Fishguard Post.

NOVEMBER UPDATE: Delivery office saved from closure! Click the Save the Fishguard Post link under Community for the news.

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at speed

Night Mail was produced 75 years ago in 1936.


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on the footplate

It is not only one of the first ever film documentaries, but one of the best loved.


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It contributed to a campaign to stave off Post Office part-privatisation and to improve the morale of postal workers.


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mails on rails

Plus ca change?



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ready ...

From every corner of the country …




mailbags ready for collection


… across every border …




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… to reach you at breakfast.










“For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?”

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  1. SARA

    For up to date information re the proposed closure of Fishguard sorting office,please follow and like the facebook page titled”Petition to save Fishguard Sorting office from closure”.Everyone would like to say thankyou to fishguardtrains for highlighting this issue which is as it stands detrimental to the postal service which is currently received in Fishguard,Goodwick and the surrounding rural areas,your support is vital to keeping this office open contrary to Royal Mails plans and the fight is continuing,Thankyou for your support!!

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