North West London deserves better on 10/02/2011
London TravelWatch has called for better services for passengers in Harrow, Wembley, Ruislip and Buckinghamshire using the services to Marylebone.
In its response to Network Rail’s consultation on the future of services on West Midlands and Chiltern line, London TravelWatch has expressed disappointment that the interests of passengers in London east has been sacrificed in favour of passengers outside of London.
Sharon Grant, Chair, London TravelWatch said: “It is very disappointing to London TravelWatch that passengers in London and the south east have been marginalised in future strategy plans, especially as local commuter services are so appalling. With the journeys so slow and infrequent, this consultation should have been a chance to secure real changes for passengers in this part of London.”
For this reason, London TravelWatch has begun a consultation on its own vision for developing train services on these routes and published its own proposals to substantially improve for passengers in this part of London.
Sharon Grant continued: “To try and address the gaps, we have put forward our thoughts on the future of this line, including a way to get faster journey times, improve the service at West Ruislip, South Ruislip, Northolt Park, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury & Harrow Road and Wembley stations and, importantly, to consider a Chiltern station at West Hampstead station, which has much better access and interchange opportunities than Marylebone. We’d love to hear the thoughts of passengers using this line.”
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