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Surrey

Our Surrey division is an integral part of Railfuture’s London and South East regional branch. We aim to be the leading advocate for the rail industry and rail users in the area.

Area

Our area covers Surrey and south west London. It is served by South Western Railway, GTR's Southern, Gatwick Express and Thameslink, Great Western Railway, and CrossCountry.

Within our Surrey Division there is a Rail User Group affiliated to Railfuture:

The local Community Rail Partnership in our area is the Sussex CRP as it covers the North Downs Line.

Activities

The next Surrey Division meeting will be from 18.00 on Tuesday 27 November 2018 in the NEW Travelodge Redhill Town Centre, 26 London Road, Redhill RH1 1NN, with guest speaker Andrew Wood from Network Rail on progress with the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme, the planned North Downs line 3tph service and level crossings, and the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project.

The most recent members' meetings were both joint meetings with Sussex and Coastway Division on Thursday 19 July and 7 June, both in Haywards Heath.

The previous meeting was on 16 November 2017 with representatives from South Western Railway to discuss their proposed timetable for December 2018 currently under public consultation. The outcome of the consultation is here.

Previous meetings have been held in Guildford, Redhill and Staines in rotation, and occasionally with Sussex Division in Haywards Heath. Topics have included:
  • Govia Thameslink Railway operation with guest speaker Angie Doll, GTR's Passenger Serice Director
  • GTR 2018 timetable consultation with guest speaker Phil Hutchinson, GTR's Head of Strategic Planning
  • Sussex Area Route Study with guest speakers Mike Smith, Route Enhancements Manager and Paul Best, Strategic Planner, Network Rail.
  • GTR operation with Southern's Piero McCarthy, Head of Conductors and On-board
  • TfL consultation on Crossrail 2
  • DfT consultation for the South Western franchise
  • Network Rail's draft Sussex Route Study for consultation
  • Govia Thameslink Railway's consultation on their proposed December 2015 timetable for off-peak services using any part of the Brighton Main Line
  • Govia Thameslink's plans for the Thameslink Southern Great Northern franchise, presented by Gavin Bostock of GTR. The Govia presentation can be downloaded from their website. The proposed 2018 Thameslink service pattern diagram can also be downloaded.
  • Windsor Link Railway - view or download
  • Thameslink Southern Great Northern franchise ITT
  • Crossrail South
  • Cranleigh
  • The Rail Strategy for Surrey - we were joined by Surrey County Council's Assistant Director for Economy, Transport & Planning Iain Reeve, and electrification of the North Downs line came out as the firm favourite amongst the participants in a straw poll. View or download Railfuture's response to the consultation, prepared in conjunction with the Guildford Society Transport Group and the Reigate, Redhill and District Rail User's Association.
  • Network Rail's draft Passenger Market Study for London and the South East
  • Southern access to Heathrow, with guest speakers from the London Borough of Wandsworth
  • Franchising post-West Coast - implications for 'paused' combined Thameslink and Great Western franchises
  • Celebrating 50 years of progress since Beeching
  • Uckfield-Lewes reopening
  • Developing the North Downs Line
  • Airtrack Lite
  • Conflict for peak paths on the Brighton Main Line and Sutton and Mole Valley Lines
  • Rail User Group objectives, progress and feedback
Stay up-to-date with all Railfuture and other events and key dates here.

Catch up with other London & South East rail development campaigning news in the regional branch newsletter railse here.

Take Part

We campaign for sustainable growth in market share for rail transport. Therefore we support initiatives which will improve the attraction of rail and create a successful, financially secure rail industry: sufficient capacity, efficient customer service, simpler fares, improved connectivity, faster schedules, network enhancements and improved competitiveness with other modes of transport. If you share these ideals please contact us. We welcome new members, and people to share practical ideas and to help put plans into action.

Contact

If you live in Surrey or south west London and would like to know more, please email stephen.rolph at railfuture.org.uk


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