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Last chance meetings to have your say on future of south eastern rail franchise take place next week

PUBLISHED: 14:37 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 20 June 2017

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The meetings had to be rescheduled due to the election

Two meetings for Kent rail passengers to have their say on the future of the south eastern rail franchise are set to take place next week.

Canterbury and Gravesend were set to hold meetings in May regarding the franchise, which is held by Southeastern until it is up for renewal next year, but Theresa May’s snap general election put all events on hold, and extended the consultation until June 30.

More than 28,000 passengers rallied against suggestion found within the government consultation document that the number of terminals served by the Bexleyheath and Dartford lines could be cut from three down to one, London Cannon Street.

In response the government said it was “not proposing to cut specific services”.

Other suggestions have included closing smaller stations and removing first class services.

The Gravesend meeting takes place at Gravesham Civic Centre on Monday June 26 while Canterbury West station will host the second meeting on Tuesday, June 27.

Both meetings will last from 4pm to 7pm.


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