Monday, 5 September 2016

Vent Yer Treen

Train services from Worcester Park station. I think we can take it as read that they are rarely particularly impressive. Sometimes a whole day goes by with nearly every service running to schedule with no cancellations, but not very often...

If you would like to vent your railway related spleen, an opportunity is however on offer. Paul Scully, the new(ish) local MP has organised a public rail meeting for this Thursday (8th September) at the Royal British Legion.

Paul has persuaded the Chief Executive of South West Trains, representatives from Transport for London, the Department for Transport and Network Rail as well as his parliamentary colleague from the western side of the bridge, James Berry MP to attend the meeting and also Chris Grayling MP who is not only the local MP for a reasonable portion of Worcester Park (the Epsom and Ewell bit), but happens to be the country's transport secretary as well - so effectively the most qualified person in existence to discuss local transport issues.
The meeting will be a chance to hear from all of these guests, and to ask any questions about things that might be concerning you, such as overcrowding, rolling stock, and what Crossrail 2 means for the station and the surrounding area - all in the comfortable surroundings of the local Royal British Legion in Central Road.

Paul (who was out this morning and last week in Central Road promoting this) would like as many people as possible to attend this important event so if you have anything at all to contribute to the issue of local transport, this is your opportunity to say/do something about it.

The meeting starts at 7:30pm. Please register (for free) to help give some idea of numbers likely to attend.