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Councillor writes to Southern to ask for rail improvements


Nick Taylor, the Conservative Councillor for Withdean ward, has written to Southern Rail boss, Charles Horton, to urge improvements for the rail service between London and Brighton.

This comes after repeated delays have caused frustrations for residents of Withdean ward and Brighton and Hove. This is also on the eve of a rail conference organised for Sussex MPs with Southern to discuss improvements to services between Brighton and London.

Commenting on the matter Nick Taylor said: “I decided to write to Southern to add my concerns to the growing chorus of complaints for delays and cancellations which is affecting many residents locally and across the city.

The MPs will all get their say on the 18th January so as a local Councillor; I wanted the opportunity to express the concerns of local residents.

It is so frustrating when you cannot get to work on time or get home to tuck your children into bed. The time in the evening commuters spend is precious and they do not want to spend that time waiting at stations in the cold weather.

I very much hope Southern will get their act together to deliver the services that commuters expect and pay for.”