SHRIMP – St Leonards & Hastings Rail Improvement Programme – works to improve rail access to Hastings and St Leonards and to bring high speed rail to Sussex, connecting the regions cities to London and Paris at Ashford International. In addition, it is working to improve services on two other projects, namely the Cannon Street project and the BML project incorporating Brighton & Victoria. Through campaigning to improve various rail services the group hopes it will highlight issues, potential remedies, obstacles & practicalities impacting on same.
Shrimp was founded to look after the Hastings & St Leonards angle – all routes. SHRIMP is more an IT based group, using Twitter and e-mail and this website to communicate.
The improved rail lines between Hastings and major economic centres in the region would cut journey times and bring new businesses to the town, and with it jobs and money which would be invested in the local area. Improvements to the regional routes would also help locals get to work in London, Brighton, Eastbourne and other towns much faster than possible at present.
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