Sir Oliver Heald, MP for North East Hertfordshire, is appealing to his commuter and train user constituents to feed into the second phase of the Great Northern timetable consultation. Sir Oliver wants to ensure that anyone affected by the proposed changes to the Kings Cross – Royston – Cambridge route makes their thoughts on the proposed timetable changes known.
Sir Oliver said “For many constituents, the addition of a half hourly service from our rural villages to London is attractive. However, the knock on effect is that anyone commuting to London or Cambridge will have slightly longer travel times. For some commuters, particularly in Royston, this could be significant and concerns me greatly”.
He continued “I am urging all affected constituents to feed their thoughts into the consultation via the consultation website - https://www.transformingrail.com/. The consultation is only open until 27th July, so please submit quickly”.
Sir Oliver added “My constituents have already raised valid points about reliability on the existing timetable, so I will be meeting with Great Northern to scrutinise these proposals and the timetable changes further”.
The consultation runs until 27th July and further information can be found at https://www.transformingrail.com.