Gerald Gray writes:- There’s no need to fear that the proposed switch of the metro rail service from Southeastern to TfL would make Sevenoaks part of Greater London. Some 82 years ago the London Passenger Transport Board was formed. Sevenoaks was within the … Continue reading
SRTA’s assessment is that devolution of South Eastern metro rail services, with the right safeguards, would benefit Sevenoaks Town and District, and other areas of Kent, as well as the metro service users within the GLA area who are your primary concern. We need to ensure that the savings and the quality improvements are shared, and deliver a cheaper service as TfL has already done for communities in Essex and Hertfordshire.Continue reading
Commissioner of Transport for London Sir Peter Hendy has hit out at Southeastern in an interview in Management Today yesterday: “On Southeastern (another suburban rail franchise whose customer rating is consistently among London’s worst) the trains are like the Wild West. … Continue reading
It’s interesting to use today’s Which? survey to look at what rail services from the Sevenoaks area could have been like this year if the London Mayor’s takeover proposals had been backed by Kent County Council and others.
The evidence shows that London Overground are comprehensively beating Southeastern and Thameslink on all the factors that their customers regard as important.Continue reading
The experience of the first week of the London Bridge rebuilding has shown that Cannon Street and London Bridge services are bearing the brunt of the load while Charing Cross and Waterloo East services are emptier than usual.
City workers need greater encouragement to switch from overcrowded London Bridge/Cannon Street services to Waterloo/Charing Cross and Victoria services and then complete their journey on TFL, and vice versa in the evening.
We set out our proposals, and invite your comments.Continue reading