ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS (APTU)
Read the response we submitted to the GTR 2018 timetable consultation: As a PDF | Word document | In summary (c 250 words per station group). Feel free to copy text from these into your response. The background to our response and supporting analysis is in our 18 July Newsletter.
We are the local traveller's Group representing the interests of passengers travelling on Govia Thameslink Railway ("Thameslink") to/from stations between Harlington and West Hampstead inclusive on the Bedford - London - Brighton line.
We met Thameslink and Network Rail Management on Thursday 16 March to discuss Thameslink and Network Rail performance. The Presentations from the meeting are available in the box on the right.
Our focus is on the day to day life of the commuter and occasional traveller - getting things fixed, getting explanations when things go wrong and pressing Thameslink to improve their communications. The subjects we take up with them are many and varied - see our old newsletters for examples.
Committee members meet Thameslink management regularly, and are in frequent dialogue with them about specific issues. We hold an annual meeting with the Train Operator & Network Rail Senior Management for all members each Spring.
|Member quote: I must say what a great service you have been providing! The information in your newsletters is far better . It was nice to be properly informed during all the disruption and to get real feedback from the consultation.
Member quote: Your last letter was very impressive - Well done!
Our current priorities are as follows:
- The current poor peformance
- Timetable 2018 (see our newsletter of 18 July 2017)
- Incorrect and missing information for passengers, particularly regarding disruption
- The recent changes to off-peak fares (see our newsletter of 19 June 2017)
In between times we keep members up to date with e-newsletters - over 25 in the last 4 years.
We are also in regular dialogue with Thamelink on the practical consequences to us all of Thameslink programme.
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