Fight to stop cuts makes small screen
The fight to save Maidstone’s popular high speed trains to the capital hit TV screens last week as the number of passengers voicing their opposition to proposed cuts reaches 1,500.
There has been a huge backlash after it emerged the Department for Transport was giving bidders in the next rail franchise the option of scrapping the 52-minute trains to St Pancras in favour of an alternative route to Abbey Wood.
Rob Bird, leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat group on Kent County Council, said on our sister station KMTV: “So many people moved to Maidstone because of the high speed links.”
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Cllr Rob Bird