News Archive!

PAPERS for GO-OP Co-operative AGM 23rd June 2016 UWE, Frenchay Campus, Bristol

Written on 25thMay 2016 by Kate Whittle

Dear Members,

Dear GO-OP Member, I am very pleased to invite you to the GO-OP Co-operative AGM to be held on 23rd June at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.

The full address: Room…read in full

Going Forward Spring 2016

Written on 23rdMay 2016 by Kate Whittle

Going Forward Spring 2016

In this issue we:

report on progress with our Track Access Application meet Director Barbara Rainford pay a visit to another town along our Route #1 - Melksham (and introduce …read in full

Article: The Peoples Railway - a co-operative opportunity?

Written on 29thFebruary 2016 by Kate Whittle

Early one cold winter morning back in 2008, Alex Lawrie www.somerset.coop, shivering on the Yeovil railway platform, had an idea: “surely a co-op could do this better?” – and the seed of an idea that …read in full

GO-OP PRESENTATION

Written on 20thJanuary 2016 by Kate Whittle

Here's a link to our latest Powerpoint presentation. Note dated July 2015, details may change.

GO-OP Presentation

GO-OP leaflet

Written on 20thJanuary 2016 by Kate Whittle

Here you will find a link to our generic leaflet, givien an overview of our aims and operation, and how to sign up.

GO-OP Leaflet

GO-OP 2015 AGM Papers

Written on 10thJune 2015 by Kate Whittle

Dear GO-OP Members, I am delighted to invite you to the GO-OP Co-operative AGM to be held on 18th July 2015 in Chippenham, a key station on our Route #1.

The full address: The Citadel Hall, First Floor…read in full

Revised Accounts to December 2013

Written on 1stApril 2015 by Kate Whittle

Dear GO-OP Members,

You will recall that in November last year we were disappointed to receive the resignations of Directors Stephen Beresford, Richard Cox and Dr. Robin Rees. The resignations were tri…read in full

GO-OP Newsletter Spring 2015

Written on 19thMarch 2015 by Kate Whittle

Going Forward!

In this issue we:

  • find out 'What's the SoAR panel?' - by Alex Lawrie
  • meet Director Andy Spring
  • pay a visit to Chippenham

and a date for your diaries - our 2015 AGM will be held in Chippen…read in full

Newsletter 8

Written on 13thJune 2014 by Kate Whittle

Going Forward! June 2014 summarises the impact of the West Coast mainline rail franchising fiasco on our progress, we meet Sandra Aldworth, our Finance Director and visit ‘Suindune’ - aka Swindon, a t…read in full

Newsletter 7

Written on 28thNovember 2013 by Kate Whittle

In the Winter 2013 edition of Going Forward! we bring you updates on our Track Access Application and the Enterprise Investment Scheme, meet Stephen Beresford and visit another town on our projected m…read in full

Newsletter 6

Written on 4thJune 2013 by Kate Whittle

  • The fallout from last year's rail franchising problems
  • Westbury: another town on our projected Route #1
  • GO-OP’s social policies
  • A meeting with Alex Lawrie, acting CEO

Here's our Summer 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Written on 18thDecember 2012 by Kate Whittle

With a brief update, meet the Director - Tim Pearce, more information about the Railway Children charity and an article about an important urban centre on our Route #1 - Birmingham! Here's our Winter …read in full

GO-OP Co-operative is very pleased to announce its 'adoption' of The Railway Children as our charity

Written on 18thDecember 2012 by Kate Whittle

Railway Children is an international children's charity, fighting for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. Railway Children works in the…read in full

Annual General Meeting 21st June 2012

Written on 23rdJuly 2012 by Kate Whittle

A rapt audience heard from Ian Yeowart, CEO of Alliance Rail Holdings talk about his progress from 1997 when he set up Grand Central. It took seven years to get to market on the Sunderland to London r…read in full

GOing Forward! GO-OP newsletter spring 2012

Written on 13thMarch 2012 by

GOing Forward! GO-OP Newsletter Spring 2012

Network Rail

Written on 1stMarch 2012 by

Recently we have been in communication with Network Rail regarding our preference for a 10 year Track Access Agreement. As members will know, we want to offer up to eight trains each way per day betwe…read in full

Feedback from 2011 AGM

Written on 14thJune 2011 by

At a packed and lively AGM yesterday, Go! Co-operative which has been trading as GOCO for some time now, officially changed its name to GOCO Limited. It retains the co-operative structure, but will no…read in full

Establishing the Swindon car club

Written on 4thMay 2011 by

There are now approaching 150,000 members of car clubs across the UK with cities, towns and even villages realising the cost, environmental and convenience benefits they offer. Car clubs provide the c…read in full

Update on Mid Hants Link rail service

Written on 8thApril 2011 by

GO! Co-operative Limited - trading as GO-OP - a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has announced plans to reschedule its postponed ‘low carbon’ local rail service in Hampshire. GO-OP i…read in full

Annual General Meeting of Go! Co-operative

Written on 6thApril 2011 by

The Annual General Meeting of Go! Co-operative will be held on 8 June 2011 at:

The GreenHouse, Hereford Street Bristol BS3 4NA (click here for map)

Tel: 0117 923 1800

The meeting will start at 2pm, with …read in full

GO-OP Mid Hants Link rail trial to be postponed

Written on 24thJanuary 2011 by


PRESS STATEMENT                    24 JANUARY 2011


GO-OP Mid Hants Link rail trial to be postponed

GO! Co-operative Limited trading as GO-OP, a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has ann…read in full

Mid Hants Link update

Written on 19thJanuary 2011 by

GO! Co-operative Limited trading as GO-OP, a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has today announced that for technical reasons, the company has been unable to complete the planned test…read in full

GO-OP Mid Hants Link launch

Written on 14thJanuary 2011 by

GO! Co-operative Limited trading as GO-OP, a multi-stakeholder sustainable travel co-operative, has announced that it is to trial a unique ‘low carbon’ local rail service in Hampshire this month. It w…read in full

January 2011 newsletter

Written on 10thJanuary 2011 by

Read all the latest news and start of the GOCO Mid Hants Link in the January 2011 newsletter.

Update December 2010

Written on 30thNovember 2010 by Do Not Delete

Go! supporters will be keen to know what has been happening behind the scenes at Go! since our successful launches back in the spring of 2010.

Earlier this year we commissioned industry experts AECOM t…read in full

Go! Launches in Yeovil, Trowbridge, Swindon & Oxford a great success

Written on 26thApril 2010 by

Four packed launch events heard details of Go!'s proposed first route as well as the associated bus services and car clubs which we aim to set up. CEO Keith Vingoe and Business Development and Operati…read in full

Go! Co-op FAQs

Written on 14thApril 2010 by Do Not Delete

Some answers to the many questions we've been asked recently.

Click here to download a Go! Co-op FAQs sheet.