London Assembly budget chief rails against National Express train cuts

A protest has been sent to rail bosses by London Assembly budget chairman John Biggs over proposed cuts affecting commuters in East London.

He has received complaints from passengers using the Cheshunt service from Liverpool Street concerning six trains to be axed from the morning peak and five in the evening when a new timetable is introduced in December.

“I have asked National Express East Anglia to let me know their rationale for these proposed changes,” he said. “I hope they revise their plans and reinstate the services being axed.”

The Assembly’s City & East London member says the cuts will affect 200 passengers every day at Cambridge Heath station alone.

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