Rail petition receives over 1,000 signatures

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An e-petition, calling for Reigate and other local stations to be included in Oyster Zone 6, has received over 1,000 signatures since Saturday.

The petition was set up by the Reigate, Redhill & District Rail Users Association (RRDRUA).  Earlier this week RRDRUA chair Steve Trigg said:

“Local rail users are sick to death of their treatment by the Department for Transport, and the rail companies. We pay a premium to travel on the Redhill line and the service should match that. Our Fair Fares campaign will make Southern’s management sit up and take action to improve the woeful lot of local commuters.”

RRDRUA members have their AGM tonight, Thursday 12 March 2015 at 7.30pm at the Harlequin in Redhill.  Reigate MP Crispin Blunt and representatives from Network Rail, Southern and GTR Thameslink are due to attend.  The meeting is members-only, but membership can be obtained at the door for £3.

Previously Mr Blunt has written a number of letters seeking compensation for rail users for the planned service reduction until 2018, when London Bridge works are due to be completed.  His most recent letter of 3 March 2015 included the Zone 6 proposal as a way forward.

Last updated 13:45 12 March 2015

Related Internet Links

Petition webpage

RRDRUA Facebook page and website

Crispin Blunt MP website (includes Transport Secretary correspondence)

Our previous article on the rail compensation issue

 

 

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