A rail user group has announced that it has acquired over 500 signatures in its petition for the proposed decreases to peak train services in Hackbridge.

507 people have now signed the petition ahead of Govia Thamelink Railway (GTR) new 2018 timetable.

The completed timetable has yet to be finalised.

Govia’s parent company Southern is holding a ‘Meet the Manager’ event at Victoria Station on August 17 so passengers can discuss their service with senior managers and directors.

The session will go on from 7.30am to 9am.

Hackbridge Rail User Group are encouraging people to attend the meeting to further voice their concerns.

Since the campaign, it was announced that GTR were now reviewing the Hackbridge service with a view to increase it.

Nikki Noodle, founder of the Hackbridge Rail User Group, told Sutton Guardian that she remains cautious.

On Monday August 4 she said: “I will believe it when I see it. I’m definitely not opening the champagne yet. Being on the list is a good thing though. It’s a step in the right direction.”

MP Tom Brake and Wandle Valley councillor Hanna Zuchowska also offered support to the campaign this week.

“I welcome the news that GTR have taken this on board,” Mr Brake said.

“I am having a meeting with them to hammer home the need for increased services.”