Network Rail has replied to our concerned expressed in a letter to Chris Grayling Secretary of State. The letter is not very satisfactory as it fails to address
- The short timescale for planning up to 2043 for rail services, compared with a design life of 100 years for the Solum scheme
- Why the station is being compromised for the sake of 2 metres of land is not explained.
We can only conclude Network Rail are development led rather than rail services led.
We will be raising this issue with the council as they do need to robustly question Network Rail and Solum on this matter.
Guildford Society also have an item on this correspondence including a link to the Network Rail Reply.