Is Southern’s Time Up? Brighton News Roundup 11th July

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Passengers were promised more consistency. If they meant consistent delays, it's working. - Photo: Anders Sandberg via Flickr

A busy Monday in Brighton has brought a lot of news – here are all the headlines in case you’ve been out of the loop. Yes, there is news about trains. 

To start, there is a protest scheduled for this evening at Victoria Station. Angry commuters are being encouraged my protest organisers to go and have their voices heard in the wake of the revised timetable released last week. The protest is due to kick off at 5;30 – perfect to annoy rush hour commuters.

A petition has been launched to officially strip Southern Rail of their franchise. The petition has gained  2,400 signatures – only 600 from the target goal. Anyone wanting to back the cause can do so here.

Picture via the petition page - should the franchise finally get taken away from Southern?

Picture via the petition page – should the franchise finally get taken away from Southern?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that tool place on Elm Grove on Saturday. A 27 year old cyclists has been left in a critical condition after being hit by a lorry at about 1 on Saturday afternoon. The driver has since been arrested and bailed until September on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs. If you saw the incident, please contact police on 101 quoting Operation Hartoft.

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Photo Via Tom Druitt on Twitter 

Albion midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey is on the verge of a move to Rotheram. The England U-21 international is said to have agreed personal terms with the Yorkshire club but no fee has been agreed between the two clubs. Forster-Caskey has been linked to Nottingham Forest already in this window, so it is unlikely he will be a part of the Seagulls set-up as they look for promotion next season.

Forster-Caskey playing for England U-21 - via Nottingham Post.

Forster-Caskey playing for England U-21 – via Nottingham Post.

Today marked the first day of the new revised timetable for Southern. The timetable has cut a reported 341 trains a day from the service, including major links into Brighton from Seaford – who incidentally are protesting tomorrow night at 6:30.

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