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Mayor Dave Demands Urgent Meeting with Govia Thameslink over Continuing Rail Chaos

May 31, 2018 9:10 PM

Bedford Railway Station SignWith chaos continuing on Thameslink rail services well into the second week of new timetables which remove fast intercity peak services from Bedford, Mayor Dave Hodgson has written again to Govia Thameslink and insisted on an urgent meeting to seek answers on behalf of Bedford rail users.

Commenting tonight on his Facebook page, Mayor Dave said:

‪"Thank you to the many people sharing their stories of the daily shambles on the trains with me. I have written again to Thameslink Rail today, this time insisting on an urgent meeting. Will share any information/updates/answers as I get them.‬'

'Again, this is the service the Government has left us with *after* ripping peak intercity fast trains away from Bedford & condemning some to at least 2 and a half years of daily rail replacement buses. Disgraceful.'

'One of the many reasons why Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's letter to MPs this week blaming everyone else is so pathetic is his talk of a meeting 'after recess'. While ministers enjoy their break, perhaps they'll spare a thought for the thousands of Bedford rail users who are struggling to meet everyday work and personal commitments due to the chaos on the railway!"