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ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT USERS (APTU)

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.

** Important update ** We have been told that GTR/Thameslink are not attending any Public meetings whilst they develop the interim timetimable from mid/late July, so they will not be at our meeting on Tuesday 19 June, We will still be meeting to (1) Review and debate our 'way forward' proposal; (2) to meet the new Committee and (3) to debate immediate priorities. The meeting is Tuesday 19 June, 7:15pm for 7:30pm at the Trinity United Reformed Church, 1 Beaconsfield Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3RD (map). All welcome - if you are not a member, you can join on the night (£3.00 per annum).

Read our one page interpretation of the causes of the current timetable problems and also the matters we think require most focus. As always, we welcome on this.

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 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.

Our current priorities are as follows:

  • The current poor peformance
  • Timetable 2018 and associated issues (see our newsletter of 16 May 2018)
  • 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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