14TH OCTOBER 2016
For the sake of good order, we must record with thanks that Southern paid all transport expenses and provided free food and refreshment.
Attendees, local user groups:
SHRIMP St Leonards and Hastings Rail Improvement Martin Woodfine
BRAG Bexhill Rail Action Group Yolanda Laybourne / John Taylor
MLAG Marshlink Action Group John Steadman & David ‘x’
OTG Ore Transport Group Trevor Davies
ESRA East Sussex Rail Alliance Apologies from Ray Chapman
West Sussex Rail Users Association, Brighton Commuters Group, RailFuture (SE)
Presentations by Southern / Gatwick Express
Gatwick Express update Stephen MacCallough
Southern, general update and RMT Angie Doll
Driver Training Martin Grier
Station & ticket offices Eddie Toase
2018 Timetable Consultation Phil Hutchinson
Over the next few days details of each presentation, including Q&As, will be documented.
To be fair there were positives and negatives, but it will be difficult to give an overall summary without being critical.
If the Southern / GTR intention was to allay concerns about their plans and give an ‘everything will be ok’ scenario, then it may not have been as successful as they had anticipated.
We should record that Phil Hutchinson has very kindly agreed to a follow up local meeting about the 2018 Timetable Consultation. The arrangements for this are being finalized.
Other documents will follow.