No plans to close village station
TRAIN operator First Capital Connect says it has no plans to close a village station, despite announcing timetable changes. Commuters voiced concerns about the future of Ashwell and Morden Station at a road show which took place at Ashwell and Morden Sta
TRAIN operator First Capital Connect says it has no plans to close a village station, despite announcing timetable changes.
Commuters voiced concerns about the future of Ashwell and Morden Station at a road show which took place at Ashwell and Morden Station yesterday (Wednesday).
It was arranged by First Capital Connect (FCC) to explain the changes, which will affect the Great Northern route between Cambridge and London King's Cross.
Sarah Duckett from Ashwell and Morden rail users group, said: "For my part, the changes have resulted in more 'seats' for Ashwell and Morden, but what we get is a slower and less frequent service.
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"Our speed and frequency of service is compromised to enable FCC to deliver a faster, better service for intercity stations such as Cambridge.
"Over-crowding on trains is an issue, and I support FCC in trying to address this. Some of the changes are necessary.
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"I would like reassurance that the speed and frequency of the train service will not be reduced even further than it has been, and that there are no plans to ultimately close the station."
A First Capital Connect spokesman said there were "no plans" to close the station, and added: "We believe the new timetable will improve our service on the Great Northern route."
The new timetable will come into force on May 19. A similar road show will be held for users of Royston station next Wednesday, March 18.