Station Case Study

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Southern Rail Balcombe Case Study Module Title: Planning and Decision Making Assignment Title: Southern Rail Balcombe Station Case Study (RESUBMITION) Student ID: 473482 Contents Page 1. Introduction 2. Planning & Decision Making 3. Management 4. Information Systems 5. PESTAL 6. Decision Making Models 7. Contingency Planning 8. Recommendations/Conclusion 1.0 Introduction This report will be a detailing and taking into regard the planning & decision making of a project and what would be the best choice for the train station Balcombe which Southern Rail own as the station is facing a few issues. This report will give suggestions on which choices would be…show more content…
The second option is for Southern Rail to close down the line that goes through Balcombe station and re direct the trains to the Horsham main line. The positive aspects to this option is that it can be completed in a much shorter time scale in comparison to option one as the station can still be in operation only have to be closed down and potentially knocked down. Also it would cost the organisation a lot less money to do this than option one as a large investment would have to go into it to repair the station where Southern rail would have to seek ways in which the investment could be returned. The negative to option two is that Southern Rail would lose a large amount of revenue, as there would be a station that the organisation no longer in use. This would lead to delays on a very important route from Brighton to London. The organisations income on an overall scale would have been cut, this could create issues in terms of costs because the business may not be able to spend in costs what was previously affordable. Cutting costs could mean the organisation would have to cut down wages for example so the number of staff in other rail stations could be cut down resulting in employees losing their jobs. As the Service Manager for Southern Rail after weighing up my two options and all the information, it would be a sensible choice to go along with

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