Monday, 21 January 2013

Thameslink Service from Streatham Station Saved

Great news today, that the Thameslink service from Streatham Station has been saved.

It's been great to see people from different political parties and none coming together to protect the service. Last year we wrote several thousand personal letters to local people urging them to respond to the Network Rail/ Government consultation. It emerged today that 2,200 positive responses had been received which is fantastic.

The announcement was made today by the Government via a press release that the Thameslink service would not be cut.

The proposal had been made that train services from Streatham Station should terminate at Blackfriars. As well as causing longer journey times and inconvenience, it would also have made travelling much harder for many including older people, and those with buggies and prams who may have to change and negotiate additional stairways between platforms. There would also have been a detrimental impact on the local economy.

There is still lots to be done however, with regard to Streatham's rail services including modernising Streatham Station and making it fully accessible so everyone can use it.

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