CONTACT BAMBOS: STOP GRANGE PARK'S TRAINS BEING REDUCED
Nov 12, 2017 — Paul Maynard (the Rail Minister) is due to meet with MPs in affected constituencies on Monday 27th November 2017 - this includes Bambos.
Please support our fight and contact Bambos and Govia directly - the more people that shout out about this, the more impact we will have.
Govia: Phil Hutchinson and Katherine Cox: Phil.Hutchinson@gtrailway.com / Katherine.Cox@GTRailway.com
Our key arguments:
- Grange Park's passenger journeys will be under estimated as many people do not tap in or out (due to the lack of barriers). Govia's proposed timetable is therefore based on unsubstantiated evidence.
- Grange Park is the only step-free access on the line between Moorgate and Letchworth. Govia Thameslink as an organisation that provides public services is bound by the Equality Act and should be supporting existing step-free stations.
- If Grange Park had a more frequent service it would have even higher passenger numbers. The current frequency of service is very poor for a station just into Zone 5.
- Journeys have increased by 123% over 2004-2015. Grange Park’s younger, working age population is growing rapidly.
- It takes 1 extra minute on the timetable to stop at Grange Park - benefits of the proposals should be spread move evenly. This will ensure a good quality of service to Grange Park that reflects existing and future passenger demand. With only 1 minute between Grange Park and Winchmore Hill, some of the capacity to increase the frequency of services on this line should benefit Grange Park, as well as these other stations.
- The proposed timetable will force more people to drive to Enfield Chase and Winchmore Hill stations. Winchmore Hill’s platform is already at capacity – an increase in passengers at that station would be dangerous. It will also increase the already significant traffic congestion and pollution around Winchmore Hill and Enfield Chase stations and nearby schools.