Over Easter London Bridge work will mean there will be:
- no services to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross on Friday 14 April and Saturday 15 April.
- no services to Cannon Street on Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April inclusive.
Unfortunately the diagram in Southeastern’s poster is unclear. First, the map has a station marked at London Bridge on the Cannon Street line – even though Cannon Street services are not stopping at London Bridge at any time until 2018. Then, confusingly, the London Bridge station on the Cannon Street branch does not have a green “X” indicating that it is closed from 14 to 17 April.
It’s not clear why Southeastern have used a different map from, for instance, the map that they are using for this weekend’s engineering work. That correctly shows no station stop (open or closed) at London Bridge on the Cannon Street branch.
That’s a better representation of reality. It would surely be better to stick to one map that accurately shows the normal service pattern.
Going back to the Easter diagram, the use of colours is also odd. The use of magenta/shocking pink – very close to red – and green colours are also inappropriate – red is the colour of stop and green is the colour of go. But in the poster the “green” line is closed for twice as long as the “red” line, so the exact opposite of the intuitive signal!
Let’s hope there’s no confusion about the meaning of Red and Green signals on the railway itself.
PS: From Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April inclusive there will be no trains between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge either.