The Maidstone East line is treated as the poor relation!

borough-green-overview-geograph-3827560,jpgKaren Harding, our Borough Green correspondent, reports on the current state of the Maidstone East line services.

The general consensus amongst people I speak to, is that the Maidstone East line is treated as the poor relation. Since 2010 I have noticed a marked increase in the number of people travelling, both during the week and at weekends, particularly in the last couple of years.  There needs to be increased capacity and frequency, particularly to/from Blackfriars in peak hours; this would avoid the need for people to travel to Sevenoaks for more frequent services.

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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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