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Ashtead Station Level Crossing

Network Rail have confirmed that there will be a delay of several months before they can start work on the level crossing at Ashtead station. Chris met representatives of the company on July 17th to discuss the problems. He said afterwards: “This is a very annoying development, though they have changed some of the switches [...]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Local Campaigns|0 Comments

Epsom Hospital Update

The Epsom and St Helier Trust, and its new Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles, have announced that they will retain Accident and Emergency and Maternity services at Epsom hospital for at least the next five years. In the meantime they will be concentrating on their application to become what is called a Foundation Trust, which basically [...]

By |March 31st, 2015|Categories: Epsom Hospital|0 Comments

Backland Development

I have had a meeting with Reigate and Banstead Council about the issue of backland development in Nork. I am concerned that the scale of development in some streets is still changing the character of the area inappropriately. The new national planning framework should give local councils much greater autonomy over local development, as long [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Local Campaigns|0 Comments

Epsom Hospital Update

Firstly, you may have seen just before Christmas that the local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has run into financial difficulties because of work pressures in the NHS. In total it expects to have a deficit this year which amounts to about 3% of its total budget. This situation probably sounds pretty familiar – we have [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Epsom Hospital|0 Comments

Southern Rail

I am, though, working as hard as I can to ensure that the problems on the Southern routes are dealt with as quickly as possible. The industrial dispute remains an ongoing issue. But it is not the only problem. At the moment GTR, the train operating company, runs the trains, and Network Rail runs the [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Local Campaigns, Transport|0 Comments

Oyster Card coming to Epsom Station

I am writing to let you have some good news about the campaign to get Epsom into the Oyster Card area. I have just received confirmation from Southern, who run Epsom Station, that they have agreed with the Department for Transport as part of their new franchise agreement, that Oyster Cards will become available for [...]

By |September 24th, 2014|Categories: Epsom Station Zone 6|0 Comments
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