Sudbury Lib Dem councillor Paul Lorber has weighed into the debate over train services from Sudbury and Harrow Road station. He has backed local residents’ concerns and written to the Managing Director of Chiltern Railways, Rob Brighouse, making the case for better services.
Commenting on the Chiltern Railways proposals and his letter he said:
Chiltern Railways’ proposals would mean just three trains in the morning and just three in the evening. This is the second time in less than two years that Chiltern has reduced the number of services stopping at Sudbury and Harrow Road station.
It is not acceptable for Chiltern to run down their service in our area when this is the fastest way into London for so many local people.
According to Councillor Lorber Chiltern Railways has over the years promised more stopping trains and a better service for the Sudbury area but has always failed to deliver.
In April 2010 Chiltern Railways reduced the number of services stopping at Sudbury and Harrow Road station to just ten services a day, despite the fact that over 200 trains pass through the station every day.
Chiltern Railways has now proposed that from December 2012 there should be only six trains a day:
- To London Marylebone, departing at 7.06am, 8.02am, 9.05am
- From London Marylebone, arriving at 4.40pm, 5.39pm and 6.39pm.
The consultation period has now ended.