Delay Repay Claims: total 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 inclusive = £10.70
(Southeastern £10.70, Thameslink £0)
My Senior Railcard is gathering dust: April 2020 is the first month in which I have not travelled on a train for over forty-five years.
My Advance Ticket refunds are progressing well, and have been received for the following return journeys that I had booked: –
Looking back through my papers recently I came across a British Rail advertising leaflet promoting the introduction of electric train services on the Hastings line. On Sunday 27 April 1986, a special gala day was held on the Tonbridge / Hastings line celebrating the introduction of the “1066 Electrics”.
The shelter on platform one at Bat & Ball station has been repainted to match the colour scheme of the station building. It would be good to see the footbridge repainted to match the other structures on the station.
While doing some research on the Internet, I discovered the following of local interest.
The Maidstone Telegraph, on Saturday 13 August 1870, reported that a George Weston was charged with travelling on the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway without having previously paid his fare, and with intent to avoid payment thereof.
Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However, when Thameslink allow him, he’s making good use of his Senior Railcard!
Delay Repay Claims: total 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020 inclusive = £10.70 (Southeastern £10.70, Thameslink £0)
This month’s delays: total 11 minutes, Southeastern 11, Thameslink 0
From tomorrow, up to 40 London Underground stations that do not interchange with other lines will be closed until further notice. These stations include two stations likely to be used by some Sevenoaks area commuters who still need to travel to London:
- Southwark underground station on the Jubilee line, accessible from Waterloo East railway station
- The Bakerloo part of Charing Cross underground station
Some stations on the District line used by commuters arriving at Charing Cross, Blackfriars or Cannon Street are also to be closed:
- Mansion House
- St James’s Park
- Gloucester Road
Full details are at https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2020/march/planned-services-to-support-london-s-critical-workers