Monday, 16 February 2015

Refurbished Inter City Carriages

The first of the refurbished Inter City carriages has now entered service.  The pics below look quite encouraging - let us know what you think.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Lifts For Manningtree

Things are suddenly gaining pace in getting lifts installed at Manningtree station that could well see them installed before the end of this franchise (Oct 2016).  Watch this space for more information....

Footfall At Manningtree Station

Firstly, apologies for the lack of content recently but things have been a tad hectic.  But do remember that our Twitter account - @ManningtreeRUA - is another source of information.

Interesting statistics released recently confirm the extraordinary rise in passenger numbers at Manningtree Station.  Never quite sure how they measure such things but apparently 1,154,294 journeys were made from Manningtree in 2014.  This is an increase of 5.6% over the previous year and a staggering 38.4% increase from 2009.

You may be aware that there are plans to build a significant number of new houses in the area in the coming years.  If you know of anybody who might be thinking of moving to the area based on the claims of the developers that London is only an hour's commute away, you might like to point out a few facts to ensure they know what they're committing to.  For example, if you're travelling after 6:30am you're going to struggle to get a seat, especially on Inter-City Services.  For the occasional traveller, car parking is all but non existent after 9am. And so on...