The Marshlink Community Rail Partnership (‘CRP’) held its AGM in Rye town hall last Friday (22nd November). The Marshlink CRP is part of the Sussex CRP, which works to connect local communities with their railway.
Keynote speaker was Chris Fowler, Southern Railway’s customer services director, who told the audience about Southern’s future plans, including timetable changes to accommodate £150m improvements at Gatwick Airport station, and longer trains.
Fiona Morton, Sussex CRP’s development manager, updated the meeting on the CRP’s achievements over the past year, and its plans for the next year.
Kevin Boorman, chair of the Marshlink CRP, said: – “We were very pleased to welcome Chris Fowler from Southern to Rye for our AGM, and Fiona, our development manager. A huge amount has been achieved at our stations this year, from Ore to Ham Street, and we are very grateful indeed for the work of Kevin Barry, our line development officer, and the very many volunteers who have helped him.
“Our AGM demonstrated that the Marshlink CRP is just what community rail partnerships are all about: – putting rail at the heart of the community.”
Pic shows the AGM at Rye town hall with l to r Fiona Morton, Chris Fowler, and Kevin Boorman