There’s a public meeting at Reigate College on Wednesday 16 November, at 7pm, to discuss the proposed 2018 rail timetable.
The session is being organised by the Reigate, Redhill and District Rail Users’ Association (RRDRUA), in association with both the borough and the county council.
Govia Thameslink (GTR) has been invited to talk about the plans, most of which would be put in place after London Bridge works finish in December 2018.
For Reigate, a key feature is the proposed removal of the direct link to London Bridge from May 2018, and the possible replacement of PEAK Victoria services to London with a rail shuttle to Redhill.
The London Bridge direct services are at risk because they’ll be operated by the new Thameslink fixed length 12-car trains, and these won’t fit at Reigate without a longer platform. Network Rail would like to build a new platform 3, over much of the current car park, which would fix the problem. However no funding for that has yet been allocated by the Government.
GTR is also asking whether it would be better in peak hours to run a regular rail shuttle from Reigate to Redhill, where London trains could be picked up, or go with less frequent direct Victoria services.
The consultation on the timetable is available on a GTR webpage, and closes at 5pm on Thursday 8 December 2016. A summary sheet for the Redhill route is included.
More details about Wednesday’s meeting are on the poster below.