A revised rail timetable (coming into effect from 20 May 2018) has recently been released. Unfortunately, this revised timetable appears to show a substantial reduction in service for northbound commuters during peak travel hours. At present Balcombe station has 12 northbound trains across Southern and Thameslink services between 5:34am to 9.22am. The revised timetable, however, shows only 8 trains between 5.34am and 9.24am, with only one train between 7am and 8am. After 9.24am there are two northbound services at 22 minutes and 52 minutes past the hour. Clearly, this reduction in service adds further inconvenience to commuters and is not acceptable. Whilst the Council will voice its complaints over the new timetable to both Southern and Thameslink, we ask that all commuters do the same and contact both customer relations departments within the train operating companies. The greater the number of complaints the more likely we are to see the reinstatement of service. In addition, commuters should contact our local MP, Jeremy Quin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to add further weight to our complaints. You can tweet to @SouthernRailUK or @TLRailUK or write to Govia Thameslink Railway, PO Box 10240, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, LE65 9EB or there is an online form.