MP meets Southern to push for more trains to stop at Cooksbridge

Southern’s Head of Timetable Planning has met with local MP Norman Baker, Lib Dem County Councillor Rosalyn St Pierre, and representatives from Hamsey Parish Council to press the case for improved train services for Cooksbridge.

After a long campaign Norman has been successful in reducing some journey times between Lewes and London by five minutes, and believes that the opportunity now exists to add an hourly stop for Cooksbridge throughout the day.

Norman explains: “I have long argued that we need a faster train once an hour between Lewes and London, and a service that gives Cooksbridge and Plumpton the services they deserve. After much campaigning, Plumpton now has an hourly service, and I want to see the same for Cooksbridge.

“Now we have the new franchise awarded, the focus moves from the Department for Transport to the rail company. If we are to make progress, it will be via Southern rather than the Department, which is why I have arranged for their Head of Timetabling to meet me and the local parish council this week.”

  • The meeting is taking place this morning.