On Tuesday 14 February 2017 I travelled on the 17.00 Thameslink service from Sevenoaks to Bedford as far as Bat & Ball. After the train departed Sevenoaks three Southeastern staff made their way through the train checking tickets. Continue reading
A total of 255 minutes delay (Southeastern 188, Thameslink 67). Not a good month but about half of these minutes due to the freight train derailment at Lewisham.
Delay Repay Claims; total 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 = £180.00. Two claims outstanding against Thameslink. 1 – 31 January 2017 inclusive = £14.40
Keith is a SRTA member and a regular commuter from Bat & Ball to London via Sevenoaks. Each month he gives his personal experiences and views.
Today’s newspapers (Guardian, Evening Standard) are running stories about replacing rail tickets with fingerprint or iris scans. But there’s a little-noticed part of the statement that suggests that “super peak pricing” might be back on the agenda. That would be very bad news for commuters. Continue reading
Southeastern have announced that from Monday 20 February they’ll only sell full-priced “Anytime” tickets on board their trains. Cheekily they say that doing so will “strip out uncertainty for you – our passengers”. However there are also some exceptions that customers need to know about. For something that is supposed to be a simplification it is still all very complicated!
Six weeks ago we reported on the launch of The Key, Southeastern’s Not-Very-Smart-Card. It seemed very limited – season tickets only, no Pay-As-You-Go, no automatic Delay-Repay, not even compatible with TfL Oyster/Contactless or the similarly-named Key on Southern. But we’re getting reports that it is not even working for season tickets – and that some of our supporters are having to buy second tickets. Continue reading
On Wednesday there was a power failure at Sevenoaks station from around 08.50 until well into the evening. Once darkness fell, the whole of Sevenoaks Station was in total darkness. Why was there no emergency lighting?Continue reading