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Railwatch 073 - October 1997

London and Home Counties

By Simon Martin

Son of GLC This has been a period of consolidation for your committee as we wait to see what the new Government has in store for London and its environs. At the end of July the proposal for London-wide Government will have been published. No one thinks this is a bad idea - but the bad split as before, between the Tubes and buses and overground must not happen again. We would urge all members to respond to the Green Paper on the basis of proper integration for all transport in London.

Coastway The Coastway group will be hosting an RDS strategy and training day in Hove on 22 November. This is important as we hope to set our priorities over the coming five years. Full details in Railondon but put the date in your diary now!

Namely In line with this initiative and the good work going on in East Kent, the committee will be proposing a name change for the branch next year to London and South Eastern.

New Divisions The North London Division has had an inaugural meeting with users on the Chiltern Services, It is hoped to at least have a users committee launched by the end of the year. The Thames group launches on the 17 September at Ealing Town Hall and the South West Division next meets in Wimbledon on 2 October.

Outer Circle There will shortly be a leaflet on the Outer Rail circle and it will be a different design to previous leaflets. It will be station display friendly! Why not ask your local station to take some? In the near future there will be a leaflet on the rail needs of West London and North Surrey and a meeting with Epsom Borough Council on the future of the Stoneleigh branch. We are hoping to be the catalyst for major changes there.

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