Tag Archives: Southern Railways

I hope you have a good journey


For anyone on a train or about to head off to a station, travelling to work or to a place of entertainment, I hope that your journey is a good one. You may be interested to know that according to … Continue reading

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Seven months and still no change


At the end of September last year I wrote about a question asked in Parliament by a Sussex MP and what I considered to be a rather ineffectual response from a Government Minister, Paul Maynard who is the MP for Blackpool … Continue reading

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The need for a major breakthrough


The idea that our railway services are in chaos is hardly a radical statement. Anyone who lives in the Southern Rail area would not need to be persuaded of that argument, and this morning the Argus newspaper carries the story … Continue reading

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The need for personal responsibility


As the train chaos continues, it is surely time for those in a position to change the dynamic in the Southern franchise to be held personally accountable. The idea of accountability being a passive focus on an individual, but no … Continue reading

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The need for a timetable


Last week in the House of Commons, Maria Caulfield the MP for Lewes raised two matters with Chris Grayling that are of great interest to many of us in Sussex and frankly his response was pathetic. Her first question was … Continue reading

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Where did the £20m go-via


Tracking the accounts from one organisation to another is never easy. Companies account for their businesses using different annual periods and yesterday at work we discovered that one of our suppliers even deals with its transactions on what they call … Continue reading

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Yet more talking, to what purpose?


Last month I wrote a blog about the resignation as rail Minister of Claire Perry, coming as it did, a few days after her appearance before MPs on 13th July in a debate on the travails of the Southern Rail … Continue reading

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A geography of ignorance


Today the Independent online newspaper has published a story with a headline and some of the text that suggests that those of us in the South are enjoying an excessive level of expenditure on our transport infrastructure when compared to … Continue reading

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A grim fairytale railway


Overnight Claire Perry MP, Rail Minister has resigned from the Government, for reasons she has not yet disclosed officially. According to this article she told friends “she could not face working for another secretary of state” and few outside the … Continue reading

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Why is Sussex being isolated?


The challenge which many people in the South East are currently facing in the light of a collapsing train system is a matter of great concern. Along with regular commuters, those of us who occasionally travel by train and whose … Continue reading

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