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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London Bridge ticket flexibility: now the bad news

Annual Season-modAfter a long delay Southeastern and TfL last month finally agreed some limited acceptance of rail tickets on tubes and buses from 12 January.  Southeastern have now quietly put some more details and Frequently Asked Questions on their website.  There’s some bad news:

  • all existing rail-only season tickets will need to be reissued
  • it’s clear that you will not be allowed to get on or off the tube at intermediate stations.
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“Meet the Manager” at Sevenoaks Station

fat-controller-flickr-rosshawkes-5641021933-cc-by-nc-licensedThere is a special “Meet the Manager” event at Sevenoaks station between 1630 and 1830 on Monday 27 October. This event is intended to focus on passengers’ concerns about the London Bridge rebuilding programme and the changes to rail services from 22 December.

We’ve prepared some background and some of the so-far unanswered questions about this £6bn project for you to ask!

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