Save our train services

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. Unfortunately, their proposals result 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.

It is wholly unacceptable that during the peak-period of services arriving at London Waterloo between 0730 and 0845, passengers from Hook and Winchfield will see five services cut by more than half, down to two. 

We need to send a signal to South Western Railway that these changes must not happen and that we need our services to London. To do this, I need your support! We only stand a chance of this getting changed if you and others are behind me. If no-one speaks up alongside me then this—very unfortunately—will be the service that we get, so sign the petition below and share it with your friends and neighbours.

 

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To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.

The Humble petition of the people of North East Hampshire.

Sheweth that urgent action must be taken concerning the South Western Railway and the change of their timetable coming into force in December 2018; further that this line is particularly highly valued, especially the Fleet, Hook and Winchfield stations; further that if any morning peak-period services are removed this will be detrimental to commuters and is clearly not in the best interests of our community; and further that these proposals need not and must not be implemented—as demonstrated by the good Hook and Winchfield services proposed during the evening peak-period.

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urges HM Government to take all possible steps to urge South Western Railway to reconsider this decision and to make sure that the train timetable considers the economic, social and familial implications to commuters across North East Hampshire.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.

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