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This page provides links to Press Releases issued by Parry People Movers Ltd. The full text of each press release can be viewed by clicking on the underlined links.

Date Press Release
27th May 2011

PARRY PEOPLE MOVERS PRESS RELEASE: SIR ROY McNULTY’S REPORT

9th November 2010 LOW-CARBON TRANSPORT PIONEER EXPECTS A BUSY FUTURE
PPML summarises the current market and technical position
20th May 2010 UK COALITION GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME LEANS TOWARDS PARRY APPROACH TO LOCAL TRANSPORT
Emphasis on low-carbon transport encourages innovation
12th May 2010

A RAIL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE
A new press release from PPML explains how lightweight rail technology aligns with the policies of the new coalition government partners, and gives performance figures showing the success of the first full operation at Stourbridge.

15th April 2010 SECRETARY OF STATE COMPLIMENTS STOURBRIDGE BRANCH SERVICE
Lord Andrew Adonis visited Stourbridge on 13th April and included in his itinerary a return journey on the Stourbridge Town branch and a visit to the depot facilities for the PPML Class 139 railcars. 
26th March 2009 STOURBRIDGE RAILCAR RECEIVES ITS PASSENGER LICENCE
First Class 139 lightweight railcar obtains passenger certification from Network Rail
29th September 2008 HARD LANDING : NEW THINKING
PPML’s Chairman reviews changes to the company’s prospects in the aftermath of the global financial correction of September 2008. UK seen in direct path of shockwaves from international banking calamity which appears bound to work through into publicly-funded transport programmes. 'New Thinking' paper published.

5th December 2007

PPM 60 RAILCARS ORDERED FOR WEST MIDLANDS BRANCH LINE
Joint press release with London Midland and Porterbrook Leasing

31st July 2007

GOVERNMENT RAIL STRATEGY ECHOES PPML APPROACH
Financial press release (issued by Golley Slater Financial PR)

25th July 2007

GOVERNMENT RAIL STRATEGY ADOPTS 'PARRY' APPROACH
White Paper and Technical Strategy emphasise need for lightweight hybrid technology

21st June 2007
Govia includes lightweight rail on Stourbridge Town branch in 'London Midland' franchise
2nd May 2007

MOMENTUM BUILDS BEHIND RAILWAY RE-OPENINGS
Private sector recognises opportunity for new lightweight rail links

2nd April 2007

DfT COMMUNITY RAIL REVIEW ENDORSES 'LIGHTWEIGHTING'
PPML's response to the Department for Transport's Review of Community Rail Development Strategy

15th March 2007

PROSPECTS TRANSFORMED BY GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lightweight rail complements UK's climate change and rail investment plans

24th January 2007
Report on Tom Harris's visit to Stourbridge on 22nd January
18th December 2006 TRANSPORT MARKET ALIGNS ITSELF TO LIGHTWEIGHT RAIL
Industry and government policy opens way for PPML's developments; strategy endorsed by shareholders
1st December 2006
Need for sustainability puts PPM innovation at heart of transport agenda
30th November 2006
Lightweight rail service scores success - and 80% carbon dioxide saving - at Stourbridge
21st September 2006 PPM DEVELOPMENTS MATCH NETWORK RAIL ASPIRATION FOR LIGHTER TRAINS
Rail infrastructure operator's deputy chief executive identifies need for new approach
30th May 2006 STOURBRIDGE SERVICE: 100% RELIABILITY AND 99.44% PUNCTUALITY OVER THREE MONTHS
Joint press release with Pre Metro Operations Ltd
14th April 2006 "THE TECHNICAL BREAKTHROUGH WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR"
Rail industry leader Chris Green praises transport innovation
6th March 2006
Stourbridge service achieves milestone on 5th March 2006
6th February 2006 STOURBRIDGE "KINERGETIC" RAIL SERVICE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
Formal send-off of PPM railcar by Stourbridge MP and Transport Executive's D-G on 5th February
31st January 2006 INNOVATION IS KEY TO RETAINING AND REOPENING RAIL LINKS
Joint press release with JPM Parry & Associates Ltd
30th January 2006 STOURBRIDGE SERVICE CELEBRATES 1,000th PASSENGER JOURNEY
Local youngster's first rail trip is milestone
14th December 2005
Announcement of the first day of passenger services on 11th December
28th September 2005 WENSLEYDALE-NORTHALLERTON RAIL LINK SUCCESS
Joint Wensleydale Railway/PPM press release following the demonstration passenger operation in North Yorkshire.
14th September 2005
Joint press release announcing the start of passenger services between Northallerton and Leeming Bar
5th September 2005
Northallerton - Leeming Bar operation on Wensleydale Railway and Press Launch on 12th September.
24th August 2005
News release about progress towards Stourbridge approval, reported by Modern Railways (September 2005).
26th July 2005
Short announcement issued to railway press.
11th June 2005
Joint announcement of the programme for joint development of the Community Light Railway, including the new Wensleydale Community Railcar Syndicate.
16th May 2005
Collaboration between PPM and the Chasewater Railway for Community Rail Day on 14th May resulted in over five hundred passenger journeys being made.
14th April 2005
OPEN DAY AT CHASEWATER TO MARK COMMUNITY RAIL DAY, 14th MAY 2005
Free rides on the PPM light railcar between Brownhills West and Chasewater Heaths will be available between 13.00 and 16.00.
24th March 2005 PPM OPEN DAY AT CHASEWATER RAILWAY, 2nd APRIL
Community Light Rail will be demonstrated with the PPM 50 light railcar providing a free service between Brownhills West and Chasewater Heaths.  Transport from Lichfield Trent Valley station is available if required.
21st March 2005
PPM's concept for rejuvenating local railways has been endorsed by the report on Rural Railways from the House of Commons Select Committee on Transport.
8th December 2004
The company explains its practical and proven approach to the challenge of cutting carbon dioxide output.
26th November 2004 RESPONSE TO RAILWAYS BILL 2004
PPM has cautiously welcomed the publication of the new Railways Bill in the UK.
24th November 2004 RESPONSE TO DfT ANNOUNCEMENT
Department for Transport announces plans for PPM-style local transport systems
22nd November 2004

RESPONSE TO COMMUNITY RAILWAYS STRATEGY
A vindication of PPM's vision for the future of local transport

30th July 2004 RESPONSE TO RAIL AND TRANSPORT WHITE PAPERS
Parry People Movers Ltd welcomes the transport developments contained in The Future of Rail White Paper of 15th July and in The Future of Transport White Paper of 20th July. The company is also pleased to have received assurances from the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) that funding will be released shortly for the trial operation of a PPM light railcar on the Stourbridge Town branch line, as previously announced. The SRA will be wound up in 2005 under the new organisation for the railways outlined in the Rail White Paper. For full details go to the Press Release.
7th July 2004

Strategic Rail Authority to support trial of Parry People Movers light railcar.

23rd April 2004 PPM issue Press Release in response to a new report issued by the National Audit Office on 22nd April 2004 which identifies that "there are barriers to the development and adoption of new and cheaper technologies" that are seen as discouraging the wider take-up of light rail.
26th February 2004 Announcement of the PPM 80 Community Railcar following the Strategic Rail Authority's latest report. The SRA report can be seen on their website.
18th February 2003 FUEL CELLS AND FLYWHEEL TO POWER TRAMS

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