This is obviously a town specific thread, but a town the size of Hornchurch should really have a National Rail station...or more to the point the trains already go through the station, so what would the cost implications be for the operator to make the additional stop?
It feels like we are the forgotten child of Havering, with the North of the borough getting the new Crossrail line and the South getting a new C2C station.
Its very frustrating every morning seeing the C2C trains shoot along to Fenchurch street through the platforms that are already built, but unused.
Hornchurch (and the surrounding area) is a reasonably sized town for Zone 6 and a quick look at Wikipedia suggests that there areover 2 million station exits/entries per annum, which if course would be significantly higher if people didn't drive to Upminster, Gidea Park, Romford or Emerson Park in order to get National Rail/Overground/Crossrail services (of course the added benefit would be reduced traffic on the roads and more visitors to the town, improving business for retailers).
Given the station is presumably run and maintained by TFL, but C2C is not, how can we seize the initiative and restore the town's rail connection after 55 years (again courtesy of Wikipedia)?