SRTA Supporter Babette Wood writes from Otford: The City Thameslink Service from Otford has been completely unreliable in November. To add insult to injury Southeastern are issuing penalty fares to people who are left in the predicament of either jumping … Continue reading
Thameslink have launched a consultation on their 2018 timetable, including the Bat & Ball service and the new service to Maidstone East. It’s open for 12 weeks until 8 December.
An initial read shows that Sevenoaks area services are largely as expected, but with some disappointments:
- only hourly trains London Bridge to Maidstone East in the evenings.
- non-peak Darenth Valley trains will not go beyond Blackfriars.
We’ll be studying the document carefully and responding fully.Continue reading
From 2018 there will be an all-day “Thameslink” service from Maidstone East to Cambridge. There will be two trains an hour of 8 cars, calling at West Malling, Borough Green, Otford and Swanley, then fast to London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon … Continue reading
Southeastern have announced that, starting on Sunday 15 May, some off-peak trains on the Otford, Borough Green and Maidstone East line will be longer: … Continue reading
So, a month into the new timetable and how are we faring on the Maidstone East Line? Despite Southeastern’s assurances that they were ready for the London Bridge work and that all the discomfort will be worth it in the … Continue reading