The Marshlink Community Rail Partnership (CRP) – part of the Sussex Community Rail Partnership – held its annual general meeting in Rye on Friday (24th November). A packed town hall heard presentations from Kevin Barry, The Marshlink community rail development officer, Amber Rudd MP, Nick Brown, the chief operating officer of Govia Thameslink Railway (which operates the Southern franchise), Andrew Wood, senior commercial sponsor from Network Rail, and Cliff Parsons from the Ashford International Model Railway Education Centre (AIMREC)

Kevin Boorman, the chair of the Marshlink CRP said “We were delighted that so many senior figures supported our AGM.
“Amber Rudd spoke with passion about her commitment to keep plans for a high speed service between London, Rye, Hastings, Bexhill and Eastbourne.

Nick Brown updated the meeting on Southern developments, and was and was extremely supportive of community rail and particuarly the Sussex Community Rail Partnership, which was very heartening.