Public Transport Services in Molesey – Sign the Petition
The MRA is concerned about the current level of public transport services in Molesey, and is pressing for improved bus and train transport arrangements for our community. Unfortunately we are dependent on the companies running these services, and so far they have been very reluctant to engage with us in any meaningful sense.
MRA Councillor Mike Axton has discussed the 411 bus timetable with the operators, Epsom Coaches. They recognise that it is not at all well coordinated with the train service to and from Hampton Court, and have kindly asked their drivers to wait at Creek Road for a few minutes to allow passengers arriving at Hampton Court to catch the 411 in the evenings. But they say they cannot formally change the timetable itself, as this is set by Transport for London. Mike has approached TFL directly about this, but so far has not received a reply.
Cllr Axton has also formally asked Southwest Trains for more frequent rail services in the evening, and a later service back from London, but they insist this can only be considered when the franchise is next renegotiated (believed to be 2015/16, but we want to press the case now to at least make sure this is incorporated in the next contract).
In the meantime MRA would encourage anyone who shares our concerns to sign up to the following petition which has been instigated by local residents Andy Dillon and Mel Smith:
“Fare Deal For Molesey
Want to see less of your boss and more of your family? Had enough of paying expensive cab fares at night?
Then get on board the growing campaign demanding better train and bus services in our area.
Facebook: Fare Deal For Molesey
Sign the Govt petition at
Tell your friends, let off steam at local MP Dominic Raab and make South West Trains and Transport For London put us on the map.”
Published on Thursday, March 28th, 2013
in General Interest