Sacred Cow an asset

MR R Blowers (February 27) asks: "Why is the railway station such a sacred cow?"The answer, quite simply, is because of where it is. It is ideally sited for visitors to the town centre and beach and is also on a main road and bus routes.

MR R Blowers (February 27) asks: "Why is the railway station such a sacred cow?"

The answer, quite simply, is because of where it is. It is ideally sited for visitors to the town centre and beach and is also on a main road and bus routes.

That does not mean that the building has to remain in its present condition. Redundant parts of the building can be adapted or put to other uses. Mr Sampson, in his previous letter, suggests how this might be done, citing the example of Eastbourne.

Mr Blowers asks where else are other rail stations in the town centre?

Eastbourne station is actually in the town's main shopping street and an easy walk to the beach. Much the same could be said about Blackpool and Skegness but not about some other resorts.

Does 1st East now accept the advantages of Lowestoft's central station, since Mr Kozlowski now writes about "development around the railway station" rather than relocating the station itself?

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Certainly, if 1st East is serious about attracting visitors to the town, it would use this asset to market it.

TREVOR GARROD

Chairman

East Suffolk Travellers' Association

Clapham Road South

Lowestoft