‘Ore-some’ leap in station usage

Almost a quarter-million rail journeys started or ended at Ore station in 2018/19, according to the latest official estimates of station usage from the Office of Rail and Road.  The 240,652 station entries and exits in the year to March 31st 2019 represent an annual increase of nearly 40 per cent. The Marshlink station is […]

Sussex rail partnership gets the credit

The Sussex Rail Community Partnership (SCRP) the local community interest company which promotes greater use of train travel and other public transport, has just been awarded accreditation status by the Department for Transport (DfT). Accreditation is formal recognition by the DfT that a community rail partnership operates to a high standard and that its objectives […]

MP’s magical Marshlink tour – it’s the volunteers who make the difference

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd was given a whistle stop tour of some of the community work being undertaken at some Marshlink stations last Saturday. The tour was organised by John Spencer of Winchelsea, one of the volunteers working for the Sussex Community Rail Partnership, the community interest company which encourages community use of […]

Rudd ‘passionate’ about improvements to rail service

The Marshlink Community Rail Partnership (CRP) – part of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership – held its annual general meeting in Rye on Friday. A packed town hall heard presentations from Kevin ‘Taff’ Barry, the Marshlink community rail development officer, Amber Rudd MP, Angie Doll, passenger services director for Southern and Gatwick Express, Andrew Wood, […]

Could your photographic skills win you £200?

Have you taken a photograph that captures the very essence of 1066 country? If you have it could win you up to £200. Have you snapped a great image of Hastings Pier, views from the East or West Hills, the fishing fleet, the harbour arm, Jack in the Green or any one of many other […]