The DfT has finally made a decision not to retain the City services in the 13th December Timetable changes. This is a real blow to the Keep Our Trains campaign as we have worked incredibly hard to fight for services from Maidstone East to be improved, but it is not the end. All of the MPs involved are disgusted at this response and will be challenging Chris Mole on his decision. As a user group we will be writing a response and I would like to encourage you to do the same. Can you please send your letters to: Mr Chris Mole MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Transport Great Minster House 76 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DR
I spoke to the Kent Messenger yesterday stating:
"As leaders across the world are meeting to reduce CO2 emissions in Copenhagen this month, it seems astonishing that the government has axed the Maidstone to Cannon St service, causing not only misery to those who rely on it, but increasing CO2 emissions as people are forced to drive to Ebbsfleet or Paddock Wood to access other parts of London. "Public transport is one of the main tools that the government has in reducing both congestion and carbon emissions, and we are calling on the government to reinstate this service immediately."