How many of us moved here being told that train times would improve from Margate to London. Anyone recall being told journey times would improve to just over an hour?
Well, in true Orwellian style, we're being told it gets betterm and you'll have to pay for it, but actually it gets worse.
You may have heard that South Eastern trains is bringing in a new timetable for the train service from Margate to Victoria and Charing Cross. From December.
In actual fact:
- There will be fewer trains running to London
- They will stop at more stations (adding 10 mins to the standard journey time).
- You will have to change at Faversham (and hope your train is not late AND your connection is waiting for you!).
- You will have to travel to Ramsgate to catch the train to Kings Cross (paying a LOT more money for a train journey that’s 15 mins shorter … but requires you to travel from Margate to Ramsgate to catch it.)
This timetable is out for consultation. So we're going to consult too! If you see a person wrapped up against the best that Thanet's autumn weather can hit them with asking if you have 2 minutes to ansewer a questionnaire, do us all a favour and add your voice to the petition. If you are willing to help out with the campaign, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.