Amber confident Hastings residents will receive a better rail service

Hastings residents are to receive a better rail service, according to local MP Amber Rudd.

She says expected changes to timetables will have a positive impact on the trains in the area.

The news comes on the back of recommendations by the travel watchdog the Office of Road and Rail which has completed its review into the issues caused by GTR and Northern Rail timetable changes in the summer.

Amber Rudd MP said, 

“The disruptions caused by the May timetable changes were wholly unacceptable and it is good that work is being done to addressed this. 

“I am pleased that some constructive action going forward has been laid out and look forward to seeing these steps being taken. 

“I will continue to work closely with Network Rail to ensure that our towns have the best possible services.”

Following on from interim findings into the causes and experience of the disruption, Professor Stephen Glaister CBE, Chair of the ORR, has recommended improvements to improve passengers’ experiences.

These include improvements to timetabling and system operation, passenger impact assessments and the role of the ORR. 

The ORR have also asked Network Rail to take action to improve its ability to develop the timetable.