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Meeting with Southern Rail 22nd February

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Cllrs Jane Pickard & Sonia Winifred campaigning

Norwood Action Group have invited representatives of Southern Rail & Travelwatch to a public meeting on  Wed 22nd February at 7pm in the  Salvation Army Hall, 246 Norwood Road SE27 9AW.

This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from Southern Rail and ask questions about their plans to improve train services .

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Rail fares up 27%

Labour councillors at West Norwood station

Labour councillors at West Norwood station

To start off the new year 2017 train fares have gone up another 2.3% since last year. The total increase in rail ticket prices since 2010 is 27%  – far in excess of the inflation rate  & wage increases.

In West Norwood the train situation is made worse by very poor services  from Southern rail causing ever more misery & stress  to commuters reliant on trains to get to & from work.  For example during an hour this last Tuesday morning’s rush hour commuters said one train was cancelled and another doubly overcrowded as it had only 5 carriages instead of the normal 10 carriages.

The Southern rail situation is exacerbated by the government’s Transport Secretary cancelling plans, at the last minute,  to transfer responsibility for running London suburban train services to Transport for London (TfL)  and the Labour London Mayor.

Our MP, Helen Hayes, is a founding member of the newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group on Southern rail and campaigning for the government to remove the failing Southern rail service from Govia’s contract. You can help the campaign by recording your recent experiences of using Southern Rail in this short survey .

 

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