The Argus: Save Our Service banner

The Argus is constantly campaigning for good standards for Brighton, Hove and Sussex commuters.

The campaign was first launched in February 2009 in response to a new timetable implemented by Southern. This caused horrendous delays which dogged Sussex commuters, adding hours to their journeys every day.

After hundreds of commuters responded to our appeal on Facebook, Twitter, by email, text and letter, Southern made changes to the timetable which eased the problems.

Now, whenever there is trouble on the railways, the campaign is relaunched. But each time, we need your help.

How you can take part

 

You can use all these ways to either join our campaign, or to alert us to any problems which you think it should be used to highlight.

Twitter

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We want you to become part of our army of citizen journalists reporting on the railways.

You can highlight problems with your day to day commute, and also help other commuters plan their journeys to take into account the delays.

If you're already on Twitter, simply post rail related updates with the hashtag #bricom.

You can also follow our BrightonCommute Twitter profile, which features all our commuter-related news, including buses and roads as well as rail.

If you're not already tweeting, then follow this simple guide to getting going:

Sign up for an account on Twitter. All you need is an email address to get started. Once you're in, just post your updates, or tweets, into the top box, and press update. It's as simple as that. Make sure you include #bricom in any commuter related tweets, whether it's service updates or just venting your frustration.

To join the Brighton Commute project, you will either need a web-enabled phone, or to set up any mobile phone so you can text updates directly to Twitter.

To do this, go to the Settings link at the top right, and then select the Devices tab. Enter your mobile phone number as instructed (using +44), wait for Twitter to send you a text, then enter the code it's sent you into the box. Now you can text directly to Twitter, and it shouldn't cost you more than a standard text.

To see what everyone is saying about the Brighton commute, visit BrightonCommute and click on Follow. All our commuting tweets will now appear on your Twitter homepage.

If you're interested in all Brighton news, then follow our BrightonArgus Twitter news feed. You'll also find lots of other people interested in Brighton following us, who you might want to follow yourself.

Facebook

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If you don't want to join us on Twitter, you can get involved on Facebook. Join the Save Our Service group, and write about your experiences of horror commutes on the group's Wall. Please feel free to post pictures and videos too.

Text, Email, Comment or Write

The Argus: Mobile phone text

You don't have to get online to tell us if your journey becomes miserable. Text us updates by starting your text SUPIC to 80360, email news@theargus.co.uk, or leave a comment on any of our stories here.

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