Extending TFL services and Oyster to Sevenoaks

Overground_roundel-with-question-markSRTA’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.

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Would it have been better with Boris?

Overground_roundel-with-question-markIt’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.

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Wider acceptance of Southeastern rail tickets on TfL services is urgently needed

mansion-house-tube-geograph-2243438The 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.

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