“Will there be any consultation with passenger representatives on revised service patterns? If so, when?”
Roger Johnson, Vice-Chairman of the Sevenoaks Rail Travellers Association, has sent a list of detailed questions to Network Rail about the London Bridge Rebuilding.
Dear Cllr Brazier
We write on behalf of Sevenoaks Rail Travel Association. The Sevenoaks Chronicle says that KCC is employing consultants to assess the proposal by the Mayor of London for TfL to take responsibility for metro rail services to Dunton Green and Dartford from the Department for Transport. I understand you are looking for answers in a few weeks, although this proposal has been known to us for over a year. We have had a series of discussions with TfL and others about it, and will be happy to pass the results to the consultants.
Although initially sceptical, SRTA is now convinced that the Mayor’s proposal makes sense, not just for Sevenoaks and Dartford but for the whole of Kent and South East London. Continue reading
From the Sevenoaks Chronicle:
The Sevenoaks Rail Travellers Association (SRTA) this week called for action over the London Bridge closure plans, which will affect commuters from Sevenoaks, Hildenborough, Dunton Green and Knockholt.
The Passengers’ Charter establishes two performance standards based on the following criteria:
- Punctuality – the percentage of peak hour trains arriving within 5 minutes of their advertised arrival time (‘Peak’ times are arrivals in London between 7.00 am and 9.59 am, and departures form London between 4.00 pm and 6.59 pm.)
- Reliability – the percentage of the advertised train service actually operated.
Separate targets and thresholds have been established for Mainline and Metro services. Continue reading
This year’s increase in the cost of a standard class annual season ticket to London was 5.8%, slightly below the average permitted under the ‘RPI + 1 percentage point’ formula which applies following the concession announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Last year the increase was 7 percentage points higher than the inflation rate! Continue reading