Ding Dong Merrily in Borough Green and Otford!

20141218borough-green-trainsSuccess! Following her earlier report our Borough Green correspondent Karen Harding has relentlessly pursued Southeastern about the removal of the fast direct peak-hour services from Ashford via Maidstone East, Borough Green and Otford to the City for week commencing 5 January. She finally took the campaign to the Evening Standard and got some action just in time for Christmas!

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Santa stole my train (and didn’t tell me)!

geograph-3541826Regular commuters from Borough Green & Wrotham will know that there are only a few direct services from Ashford via Maidstone East, Borough Green and Otford to the City. For the week commencing 5 January until the new timetable change on 11 January, Southeastern have removed all the Ashford-Bedford services from the timetable – and have not told passengers they have done so.

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Keith’s Travel Diary September 2014

lightning-flickr-carenmack-3617419700-cc-by-nd-licensedIt’s been another bad month on Southeastern – 206 minutes of delay (ignoring lightning strikes!).  My Delay-Repay Claims now stand at a total of £59.95 for 1 January 2014 to 30 September 2014 inclusive, with one claim still outstanding.

Keith is one of our members and a regular commuter from Bat & Ball to London via Sevenoaks.  He keeps a detailed travel diary, and he is also our Bat & Ball correspondent reporting issues at that important but unmanned station.

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