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To: The Transport Minister
Bringing Back the Railway in Bordon
Look into funding to open up the railway in Bordon, Hampshire.
Why is this important?
Bordon has next to no transport links other than using ones own vehicles. So many new houses have now been built that the already busy A325 is now substantially overcrowded.
There are no additional jobs here as the Army have left and they provided many jobs, therefore people who live here, in most cases, have to leave the area for work.
Also the local hospital is no longer here, plus there are very few shopping facilities other than takeaways and a couple of supermarkets.
This ever expanding community which is fast becoming a dormitory town is in dire need of transport so people can commute to other parts of the country to work, shop and get to hospital without having to use their cars.
Parking is one of the bigger issues as the new builds only provide 1.5 parking spaces to four bedroomed houses. Needless to say most households have two or more cars.
If the railway were to be put in place, many households would be able to manage with one car and possibly, if bus links were provide to the station, do without a car altogether.