|A disappointing letter
I've just received a copy of a letter signed by Derek Twigg, the Minister with responsibility for rail at the Depratment for Transport in which he states that the line through Melksham is lightly used, and that they are looking to match supply with demand.
As a newcomer to this role in May, it wasn't Mr Twigg who made the original decision and I'm taking the view that he's simply regurgitating old figures, so I've dropped him a note pointing out that traffic has grown by eight TIMES in 5 years, and if it continued at that rate the train would be overcrowded halfway through the period of the next frachnise. I've also asked him to define "lightly used"; his boss Alastair Darling defined it as being 2 users per train a while ago ... we currently have over 10 times than number ...
Written 2005-11-03 16:25:43
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