South Western Railway has launched a consultation on its timetable from December 2022 which closes soon on 19th September.
With passenger levels forecasted not to return to pre-Covid levels in the near future, the train company is proposing reducing the frequency of its services. Notably they are proposing to reduce the service calling at Motspur Park station by 2 trains per hour off peak to a 4 trains per hour service from the current 6 per hour.
We find the development very concerning. Maintaining the current service level at Motspur Park is essential for our local community and to support environmentally sound transport options. Reducing train services will lead we feel to increases in car journeys which could otherwise be done by train.
Merton Lib Dems will be responding to the consultation outlining our strong concerns and we urge residents opposed to sign our petition.
You can watch Cllr Hina Bokhari and John Oliver outline the changes here -