South Western Railway—the new franchise holders for the South West Trains, including the Waterloo to Basingstoke line—are currently consulting on their proposed new timetable to come into action in December 2018. Their original proposals resulted in Hook and Winchfield (with 1,192,904 entries and exits per year from the station) having a half hourly service with no A.M. peak-period additions.
I launched a petition in response to these original proposals, in order to send a signal to South Western Railway that these changes must not happen and that we need our services to London. Well over 3000 local residents signed the petition, which was presented to the House of Commons in early-November.
In response to our pressure to date, South Western Railway has committed to consult on an alternative timetable, which protects the level of service from Hook, Winchfield and Fleet, whilst boosting the number of seats and speeding up some journeys too.
I have now launched a special response card in support of these revised proposals. The special response card also supports more calls at Clapham Junction, along with more services at Fleet and Farnborough, so long as none of the local stations lose out.
Today, I ask you to complete the card. We must keep working together on this matter, if we don't want to end up with the original, disastrous proposals. My special response card lands the strongest possible message to SWR and is focused on fighting the fight we need to win. Even if you have already sent in your thoughts as part of the consultation, it is not too late to send this in as well.
So, please download the special response card below and return it to me - if you would like a hard copy of the card, please send an email with your postal address to email@example.com
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