Petitioning Chief Executive Officer Govia Thameslink Railway Charles Horton and 3 others

Great Northern/Govia - Keep the evening fast trains to Royston and Letchworth after 19:12

Update: please keep signing the petition, the Rail Users Group has a meeting with Govia on 10 August to discuss the problems below, the more signatures, the louder our voice!

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Under the proposed 2018 timetable Great Northern (run by Govia Thameslink Railways) are planning a massive downgrade in the service to Royston and Letchworth

The big problems are:

- There will be no fast trains to Royston and Letchworth from Kings Cross after 19:12 (the trains will instead run non-stop to Cambridge). The replacement will be a train from St Pancras that takes 49 minutes instead of 36 minutes (to Royston). For someone commuting every day that's an extra 48 hours on the train a year.

- There will be no trains starting at Royston in the morning. The 07:32 and 08:34 will be replaced by trains starting at Cambridge. For commuters from the stations south of Cambridge, these are the only trains on which you can get a seat (especially with the new trains that, ridiculously, have fewer seats).

The train service is a vital resource for our towns, our prosperity depends on it and we all plan our lives and buy our homes based on it. This is especially true with the need for affordable housing in commuting distance of London.

Thank you for reading and please sign the petition.

Edward Carder, Royston Rail Users Group

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chief Executive Officer Govia Thameslink Railway
    Charles Horton
  • Secretary of state for transport
    Chris Grayling MP
  • MP for Northeast Herts
    Sir Oliver Heald MP
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
    GTR Timetable Consultation


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