Arundel & South Downs MP, Andrew Griffith, visited Pulborough Station on Friday morning to present Arun Valley Station Master, Howard Clear, with a ‘COVID community champion’ certificate on behalf of the many passengers who have relied on the trains running throughout the pandemic.
They were joined by Chris Fowler, Director of Customer Services, Southern GTR, and Olivia Barlow, Stakeholder Manager, Southern GTR.
Howard manages the stations at Amberley, Arundel, Barnham and Angmering as well as Pulborough. He has worked for the rail company for 13 years.
Chris Fowler, Customer Services Director for Southern, said:
“Throughout the pandemic, our railway teams have been working tirelessly to keep key workers moving and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all passengers. It was fantastic for Andrew to recognise the work of his local station team with the community champion award and to celebrate the value our railway teams bring to communities across the network.”
Andrew Griffith MP said:
“Station Master Howard and the whole Southern GTR team have kept our stations on the Arun Valley Line open and running smoothly, despite the pandemic. Our railway staff are key workers and they have helped front line staff to travel to their place of work throughout the last year.”
If you would like to nominate someone for a ‘Community Champion’ award from Andrew, and if they live in the Arundel and South Downs constituency, please write to; Andrew Griffith MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
1. Photo L-R – Andrew Griffith MP, Howard Clear, Chris Fowler, Mick Smith, station sales clerk