Polegate MP Give Cautious Welcome To Extra Seaford Service

Friday 15th July 2016

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Around 600 people turned out for a public meeting about the level train services cut to Seaford last night (14 July).

It was organised by Polegate MP, Maria Caulfield, who’s been lobbying Govia Thameslink Rail, Southern and the Government for a better service to the town.

This week, rail services in Seaford were cut by around 80 percent and this was a chance for passengers to quiz rail bosses directly.

Speaking after the meeting, Maria said “I am really grateful to residents for turning out for this important Public Meeting. I will be sure to feed what was said back to the Transport Secretary - both by residents and GTR - when I meet with him next week.

“I will continue to hold GTR to account for the decisions that they have already made, and continue to make in the future, including lobbying to have the branch line service return to its normal timetable as soon as possible.

“This morning GTR have announced that one extra service will run both into, and out of the towns of Seaford and Lewes. This action, which is likely the result of this week’s activities is of course welcome, although I fear that this will prove little consolation when compared with the service that the public expect.

“I would like to assure constituents that I will continue to work relentlessly on this issue until such time as I achieve a result that I am happy will be welcomed by constituents. I remain hopeful that such an outcome won’t be too long coming.”

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