South Western Railway has launched a consultation on its timetable from December 2022.
With passenger levels forecasted not to return to pre-Covid levels in the near future, the train company is proposing reducing the frequency of its services. Notably they are proposing to reduce the services calling at Worcester Park station which is used by many residents in the borough to get to work.
We find the development very concerning. Maintaining the current service level at Worcester Park is essential for our local community and to support environmentally sound transport options. Reducing train services will lead we feel to increases in car journeys which could otherwise be done by train.
To find out more and to respond to the consultation, see here. You have until the 19th September to make your views known.