Southern Railway has announced that they will be implementing an emergency timetable from Monday 11th July, which will result in the cancellation of 341 services – about 15% – across their network, hitting south London passengers, and specifically those using Tulse Hill train station which is in our ward, Thurlow Park, the worst.
Following on from Cllr Brathwaite’s (Cabinet lead in Lambeth for Environment & Transport), letter to Southern Rail and our local MP Helen Hayes’ letter to the Rail Minister we wanted to also share our frustration and disappointment.
In effect we remain disappointed with Southern Rail’s general performance, reliability, continued disruption, safety concerns and for the lack of consultation /communication with passengers. These changes simply regulate an awful service.
Both Cllr J. Braithwaite and Helen Hayes MP are calling for the franchise to be removed as long-suffering passengers cannot simply wait for the franchise to end in 2021, and we support them in this.
If you would like to help our campaign to pressure Southern Rail into making the necessary changes to establish a proper and reliable service or have a ‘story’ to share please let us know. It’s about time passenger anger was brought to an end.
Helen Hayes MP – http://www.helenhayes.org.uk/southern_railway_emergency_timetable
Cllr J. Brathwaite – https://jennybrathwaite.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/sacksouthern/