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?
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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?
- 1 'Lucky number seven' - Landlord opens 'flagship' pub in hometown
- 2 Boy attacked by man in woodland in Lowestoft
- 3 Emergency works cause early morning traffic chaos on A47
- 4 'Welcome back!' - Glasses raised as popular pub reopens
- 5 Duo left shaken after youths threw stones and jumped on parked car
- 6 'A real buzz' hits Lowestoft as lockdown rules ease
- 7 Woman scared to leave her house after being closely followed by man
- 8 Royal Mail postboxes stolen from villages
- 9 Arson probe after flames from lit aerosol cans cause late night damage
- 10 Woman punched on the ground after walking crutch was kicked away
Certainly, if 1st East is serious about attracting visitors to the town, it would use this asset to market it.
East Suffolk Travellers' Association
Clapham Road South