What Does Bracknell Think? Dr Phillip Lee's railway campaignBy Jennie Slevin
March 13, 2013
Last week we reported that Bracknell Forest MP Dr Phillip Lee is campaigning for a better rail service for the town.
He wants to see more carriages on commuter trains and hopes to link the borough to Crossrail.
We asked our panel what they thought about his ideas.
Kelly Knight, a test coordinator at Gillette: “I don’t see any problems with the rail service. I think other services in Bracknell need more of Dr Lee’s focus – more doctors’ surgeries, road resurfacing, perhaps lowering rail fares.
“If Dr Lee is running out of obscure ideas to spend the taxpayers’ money on, perhaps we could have a survey to all the residents where we can all give suggestions on what affects each of us, then he can go with the majority?”
Peter Smith, of The Better Business Alliance: “The campaign for a link to Crossrail and for more carriages on the trains from Bracknell to London is a very important one.
“It would be very helpful to get progress on this.
“If you can sit, then you can work, read, listen to music or do something equally useful in reasonable comfort.
“Well done Dr Lee and good luck with the campaigning for more comfortable travelling into London; you have my support.”
Janet Curley Cannon artist at Gallery@49 in Broadway: “It would be wonderful to have a better service – it might then justify how expensive it’s getting!
“Having the train take more than an hour into Waterloo is terrible and the rush hour trains are so overcrowded it’s ridiculous and very unsafe.
“Why can’t we get a service that doesn’t stop on average every 10 minutes, especially at stations like Longcross that virtually no one uses?
“Anything a politician could do to help make the journey easier, quicker, and more reliable would be welcome!”