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WEST SUSSEX RAIL USERS ASSOCIATION (WSRUA)

See the News page for the November Newsletter with details of planned strikes in November and December

What is WSRUA?

WSRUA is the rail users' association for passengers of services currently operated by Southern Railway on the Arun Valley line between Three Bridges, Horsham to Bognor Regis and Chichester, as well as the West Coastway line between Worthing and Emsworth. Our mission is to get the best rail service for West Sussex rail users. We have around 150 members and our committee members use the principal stations along our lines. See the Contacts page for the full list of committee members.

We hold regular meetings with Southern, Network Rail and local authorities to discuss rail passenger issues and the need for improvements in rail services.

The Association has been in existence for nearly 40 years and until April 2008 was called the Arun Valley Rail Users Association. We changed our name to WSRUA when we took on the West Coastway line which had been without user representation for 20 years and whose services are now closely linked to those on the Arun Valley.

It only costs £2 to join WSRUA for the year, which includes our regular newsletters and our annual general meeting in Horsham. The AGM gives our members the chance to question Southern's senior managers directly.

What do we do?

Our newsletters and press releases are on the News page. We comment on rail issues in the local press and submit responses to rail consultation papers that may affect your services.

Answers to frequently asked questions about Southern's services can be found in our FAQ section.

We also run campaigns on various issues that we consider will make a big improvement to your rail services. Now that GoVia Thameslink Railway has secured the franchise until 2021, our main campaigns will be ensuring that our members' views are heard, better punctuality, improved compensation for delays and more parking spaces at stations, particularly at Pulborough and Billingshurst.

If you want to see improvements in your rail services then please support our campaigns by writing to us and the industry organisations listed on the campaigns page. The more people who take part, the greater influence we will have over our rail services and the better chance we have of getting things done.