Network SouthCentral did not have any difficulty replacing Mr Gordon; his successor has taken up his post, working at Berwick station from 6.30am-11.30am, Monday to Friday. Which means the ticket office is not shuttered, nor the waiting room bolted when they are most in demand by our customers.
Jenny Lucas also writes: 'How long before our small station is deemed uneconomical and consigned to brambles and bindweed?' I can assure Ms Lucas that Network SouthCentral has no intention whatsoever of closing down Berwick station; indeed, revenue taken at the station this year has shown a noticeable increase over last year.
One final point: Jenny Lucas described Roger Gordon as Berwick's 'stationmaster'. Unfortunately for the nostalgic, we no longer have stationmasters.
Business Manager, Lewes