Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

railcuts


sadiq_and_clive.jpgChris Grayling, the Conservative minister for transport, has called for the train services from Eltham to Charing Cross and Victoria to be cut.  Under his Department's proposals trains on the Bexleyheath line will only run to Cannon Street.

They claim that  running to trains to several destinations "introduces operational complexity, requiring trains to cross complex and busy junctions. This is a major contributor to delays, and makes it much harder to recover the service when things go wrong.”  The Government's answer to this problem is simple: cut the services, ignoring the terrible impact this will have on local commuters and the whole community.  This unacceptable.

Please sign below to oppose these terrible cuts.

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signed 2018-01-10 07:17:24 +0000
signed 2018-01-05 10:34:02 +0000
signed 2018-01-03 16:18:56 +0000
I have to go to kings hospital on a regular appointment. So taking away this service will cause myself and any other person who has appointment at king college hospital nie on impossible to get there as it cost over £20 by cab to get there and then £20 back. We are surposed to use local transport. So why take a good service away.
signed 2018-01-03 15:19:36 +0000
Chris Grayling wants to remove the Victoria entire service as it is prone to congestion. He also plans to solve the problem of his mother’s low ceilings by cutting off her head.
signed 2018-01-02 23:11:55 +0000
Losing that link will create more traffic on the other lines and stations ready very busy. Madness to lose any link in this densely populated area the South East which is still increasing in population. More houses are being built meaning more demand on little capacity on the other lines.
signed 2018-01-02 12:33:23 +0000
signed 2017-12-29 16:56:07 +0000
The Victoria line via Bexleyheath serves an increasing population with the development at Kidbrooke and is well used at all times of the day. The argument that changing the Victoria route will reduce delays to services is trivial, but will inconvenience many who currently rely on this route.
signed 2017-12-19 18:55:12 +0000
My wife is living with brain cancer. We make regular trips to King’s College Hospital travelling from Welling to Denmark Hill. Cutting out the train we use will add to our difficulties.
signed 2017-12-12 12:37:01 +0000
signed 2017-12-12 11:21:35 +0000
signed 2017-12-12 10:02:26 +0000
signed 2017-12-12 09:42:39 +0000
signed 2017-11-22 11:07:11 +0000
signed 2017-11-21 07:14:41 +0000
Rail prices are going up and the service is getting worse. It’s a joke. Constantly late or cancelled at a moments notice.
signed 2017-09-03 07:25:29 +0100
signed 2017-08-08 22:24:39 +0100
signed 2017-08-05 09:07:14 +0100
signed 2017-07-25 16:54:05 +0100
signed 2017-07-09 11:28:11 +0100
signed 2017-06-29 19:02:24 +0100
I want to be able to have trains fron Kidbrook to Charing x Victoria London Brigde direct I am always working in City and travel to London everyday.I need short commute 1 train
signed via 2017-05-03 13:23:41 +0100
This will be terrible for our area where there are no tubes to fall back on and it will be detrimental to London, where it essential to spread the commuter load or London will grind to a standstill. We’ve already suffered the London Bridge closures . We need Cannon Street, Blackfriars, Victoria and Charing Cross! No question…
signed 2017-05-03 13:10:14 +0100
We are not well served in South East London for transportation into London, and the proposed changes would be damaging for us.

I am resident in Bexleyheath. Cannon Street as a sole hub is not workable for us
signed via 2017-05-03 13:06:55 +0100
Rebecca Brindle
signed 2017-05-03 12:35:02 +0100
signed 2017-05-03 12:35:01 +0100
This is an appalling proposal. The south east is the most poorly served area in terms of public transport. No underground. No bridges. No DLR. No east-west cross routes at all. It also has the worst cycling provisions. On top of this, we have endured years of disruption while the London2Brighton abridge works have been ongoing. We were also promoised that these poorly performing rail lines could be handed to TFL to run but we now know, for purely political reasons, this will not happen. Limiting train services from SE London and restricting final destination stations, must not happen!
signed 2017-05-03 12:18:18 +0100
Outrageous…with all the new build in the area. The pressure on already conjested roads, would be terrible. The environment and health of the people would suffer enormously. This rail proposal has to be stopped. All political parties should be against this. Please all sign and make your objection known.
signed 2017-05-03 11:58:17 +0100
signed 2017-05-03 10:00:29 +0100
signed 2017-05-03 09:51:32 +0100
signed via 2017-05-03 09:25:51 +0100

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