Sort out station
IN response to your recent headline article concerning the current state of March railway station, I would like to point out that not only is one unable to provide basic toilet facilities at March station, it is also unable to provide the same facilitie
IN response to your recent headline article concerning the current state of March railway station, I would like to point out that not only is 'one' unable to provide basic toilet facilities at March station, it is also unable to provide the same facilities on its trains.
I travelled on the 10.14 service to Ipswich on March 31, and all toilets on this train were out of order.
Not only are passengers unable to answer a call of nature at the station but they also have to retain a full bladder for the entirety of the journey. This is appalling considering the ever-increasing fares that are charged.
The part of the station that has remained unused since closure of the Spalding line about 25 years ago is also an eyesore. The platforms and buildings are in a poor state of repair and where the tracks once lay is overgrown with weeds, bushes and trees.
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Then there's the multi-coloured bridge. Half of it has recently been painted blue and the unused half remains grey and red.
I grew up in the 1970s believing that is was only the Swap Shop that was multi-coloured.
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If I were a visitor to March and its station portrayed a reflection of the town itself, I would get back on the train and return to wherever I'd come from.
I think the best thing about using March station is being served by the friendly Irishman in the ticket office.
Come on 'one', sort it out and give us a station that this railway town can be proud of.