Stations Group

What We Do

The SRTA area covers Sevenoaks, Bat & Ball, Dunton Green, Eynsford, Kemsing, Otford and Shoreham.

Issues of concern are raised by SRTA Committee members with Southeastern Railway and local station management

We also act in response to enquiries from individual SRTA members and supporters.

Topics discussed include:

  • Access and facilities for passengers with disabilities
  • Bus and taxi facilities
  • Car parking and CCTV
  • Cleaning
  • Cyclists’ facilities
  • Flooding – progress at last!
  • Graffiti removal
  • Lighting
  • Litter removal
  • Notices and station signing
  • Painting and maintenance
  • Passenger safety and security – SRTA campaigned hard to replace the slippery station flooring
  • Seating on the concourse and on the platforms
  • Snow, ice and leaf clearance
  • School services
  • Station facilities
  • Station staffing
  • Ticket barriers and checking
  • Ticket office hours
  • Ticket vending machines (and overcharging) – SRTA continues to push for more, simpler and faster machines, and for a second machine on the Kippington side of the station
  • Toilets
  • Train running information (accuracy and relevance)
  • Combating Vandalism

And for the historian, a link to a timeline of key dates in the development of local rail services


Comments

Stations Group — 2 Comments

  1. The current information board at Bat & Ball is very welcome, but we queried its value while waiting for the 10.33 via Bromley South yesterday (16/07/2105). The board displayed three trains: West Hampstead 10.33 CANCELLED, 10.40 Sevenoaks On Time, and 10.33 West Hampstead On Time. A passenger on the platform told us there had been a loudspeaker announcement confirming that the 10.33 had been cancelled, and while we waited, we heard a further announcement apologising for the cancellation. Shortly afterwards the 10.33 to West Hampstead arrived and we all had to hurry over the bridge – fortunately we were all able-bodied and fairly fast on our feet. Any idea of how this could have happened?

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