Why are there announcements made on Thameslink class 700 trains as they approach Shoreham, when heading towards London, advising passengers to move forward from the last coach if they wish to detrain at Shoreham because there is a short platform? … Continue reading
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 2018 to 31 May 2018 inclusive = £26.80 (Southeastern £19.80, Thameslink … Continue reading
Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However he’s now making good use of his Senior Railcard! This month’s delays: a total 53 minutes for four days travelling, Southeastern 22, Thameslink 31. Delay Repay Claims; total 1 … Continue reading
Our Bat & Ball correspondent, Keith Alderman, has now retired. However he’s now making good use of his Senior Railcard! This month’s railway experiences: Monday 6 November – Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys programme on Channel 5 was in Morocco … Continue reading
A total of 175 minutes delay: Southeastern 76, Thameslink 99 Delay Repay Claims; total 1 January 2017 to 31 October 2017 inclusive = £116.65 (Greater Anglia £10.80, Southeastern £28.80, Thameslink £71.30, Virgin £5.75) One claim currently outstanding. Keith is a … Continue reading
This week the Sevenoaks Society talk will be on “The impact of driverless cars on Sevenoaks”.
For rail travellers there could be a number of impacts including:
- how much car parking would be required at the station if cars could drive themselves home after dropping off commuters?
- would Southeastern try to recover lost income from car parking by raising fares?
- whould Network Rail be allowed to keep the “development gain” through being able to use Car Park 4 for housing – or another supermarket?
- could “shared mobility” reduce the amount of traffic around the railway station?