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Concerned rail commuters join forces

Local rail travellers are being invited to a meeting in Welham Green later this month to discuss concerns about services and the state of local stations. The meeting is one of a series arranged by Welham Green Rail Users Group.

The group aims to provide a forum for discussion on all issues relating to rail travel to and from Welham Green. It also aims to be a collective voice for ongoing dialogue with the train operating companies in particular West Anglia Great Northern.

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Now the Welham Green group has thrown its doors open to any commuters from Brookmans Park who have issues to raise. The invitation was issued in this sites 'Have Your Say' section.

The meeting is to be held on Monday, May 14 at 9 Coningsby Close, Welham Green, starting at 7.30pm.

According to the group, concerns raised to date include the lack of basic maintenance at Welham Green Station, the condition of the shelters and litter and graffiti.

The groups says it has been able to update WAGN of the situation on several occasions and claims to have achieved some success with immediate action by railway staff to clear litter and provide clearer up to date information about service alterations.

“We have had meetings with senior WAGN staff about our concerns, and are awaiting a further meeting to consult on the winter timetable arrangements before publication,” a spokesperson for the group said.

“The recent installation of a user-unfriendly ticket machine - with the removal of the Permit to Travel facility and the extremely limited ticket office opening hours - is a cause for concern to many rail travellers.

“Concern has also been expressed at the general lack of station information and poor communication regarding services particularly at weekends or during periods of engineering work.

“We are continuing to put pressure on WAGN to address our concerns and work towards solutions,” the spokesperson added.

If you share the group's concerns and would like further information you are asked to contact Julia Guerra on 01707 276754.

The group also welcomes contact with other rail user groups in the Hertfordshire area to share concerns, information and action.

If you want to discuss the state of the railways or your journey to work please use the 'Have Your Say' section.

April 26, 2001

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