As many of you know, at our recent public meeting, we invited both Thameslink and Network Rail management to attend and hear concerns from the public. Thameslink sent one of their senior managers to attend, however Network Rail backed out of the meeting at the last minute, and the story has been picked up by the local South London Press. Its particularly disappointing that Network Rail failed to face the public, as from April 2015-April 2016, They have been directly responsible for a massive 59% of all of the delays on the Thameslink network. Please do get in touch with the South London Press if you would like to make a comment about the service, as we want to spread the word as far as we c
Thank you to all of you that attended our second public meeting. Yet again, over 100 local residents and business owners came to voice their concerns about the current rail service. The meeting was chaired by local MP for Lewisham Vicky Foxcroft, and was also attended by Larry Heyman, one of the senior managers from Thameslink. Despite agreeing to attend in March, Network Rail pulled out of attending the meeting at the last minute, which was disappointing as in the last year, they have caused 59% of the delays on the Thameslink route, and they need to take some accountability for this. After Vicky had introduced everyone, Michael Woodhead from A Cinderella Line gave a brief update on what th
Our second public meeting is now planned! On Saturday 21st May 2-3pm we will be holding a public meeting about the train service. The meeting will take place at the Rivoli Ballroom, in Crofton Park. We now have confirmed attendence from Thameslink Railways and Network Rail so its really important that as many people attend as possible to show them how many of us rely on the daily service. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to attend as this service impacts on everyone. Look our for our flyer teams over the next week at Crofton Park station, and if you can help us distribute flyers then do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we welcome any extra support! Thank y
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE MET THAMESLINK AND NETWORK RAIL DIRECTORS:
You’ll be pleased to know we were able to secure a meeting with directors from Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail to raise some of the campaigns key concerns (raised by you) on the service we are receiving. We met in Westminster and were joined by our local MP Vicky Foxcroft, who has been a great supporter of the campaign.
We raised and discussed five key issues with them: Severe overcrowding on the trains Chronically poor reliability Poor communication and lack of information Condition of stations on the route Longer term improvements to the service To find out what Thameslink and Network Rail said on these issue
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