If nothing else, this gave me a chance to write this blog. Every day Thameslink reports on the previous days performance. Today as I write this they still have Tuesdays figures up
As you can see, over 40% of the trains on Tuesday didn't arrive on time. This is a huge number of disrupted journeys. I thought I'd have a look at what my MP Matthew Offord had to say about it. Interestingly he uses a tube train, not a Thameslink train as his logo on his website. I wonder why?
His "plan" says
He has asked for your thoughts on how to improve the service
One would have thought that after seven years in the job, he might know what local people thought of the service! I suppose we get the service we deserve and with such a clueless MP it's no surprise that Govia are getting away with it!One of my priorities is a better deal for public transport users. Living locally and using public transport, I am aware of concerns about Thameslink, the Northern line, station access and facilities, cycle routes and bus services.
Many residents are frustrated by delays, overcrowding or cancelled services. This can badly affect working lives, recreational activities, holidays and visits to family and friends.
To help me make the best representations possible to public transport providers - Govia Thameslink, Network Rail, Transport for London (TfL) - I would like to hear about local residents' views and experiences. Please therefore support my campaign by completing my Transport Survey below.