Fight to stop cuts makes small screen

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

To sign the pe­ti­tion, visit tinyurl.com/KMhigh­speed

Cllr Rob Bird

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