Rail operator consulting on King’s Lynn to London service
Great Northern/Thameslink are currently consulting rail passengers about the rail service from King’s Lynn to London Kings Cross.
The new timetable will go live in May 2018. Great Northern have already updated services based on feedback from nearly 13,000 customers in Phase 1 the consultation process. They are now consulting passengers on the Phase 2 of the consultation process.
The full Phase 2 Consultation paper can be viewed here. The relevant pages for King’s Lynn passengers starts on Page 34.
Commenting on the proposed new timetable, Nova Fairbank, Public Affairs Manager for Norfolk Chamber said:
"From the information available, it appears that trains will continue to run every hour, with a half hour service at peak times. But there still appears to be no relief from the overcrowding on the onward services, north of Cambridge – particularly in the afternoon peak, such as on the current 16.44 from King’s Cross. Some of this over-crowding will reduce once the eight car trains are introduced. Similarly, no Saturday or Sunday timetables are included, so no comments can be made about the weekend service. In addition, the new timetable adds approximately 10 minutes to King's Lynn to London journey times - this has the potential to impact on businesses. The Department for Transport has previously valued business travel time at about £50 per hour, so with an added 20 minutes on a round trip from King's Lynn to London, the added social cost to business of each journey made is over £15.00."
Ensure you get your views heard on the rail service from King’s Lynn to London by either:
The closing date for the consultation is Thursday 27 July 2017