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 2018-06-29 17:30:39 +0100
signed 2018-01-10 07:17:24 +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 2018-01-02 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 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 10:02:26 +0000
signed 2017-12-12 09:42:39 +0000
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 2017-07-09 11:28:11 +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 11:58:17 +0100
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signed via 2017-05-03 09:25:51 +0100
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signed 2017-05-03 07:49:25 +0100
signed 2017-05-02 22:57:16 +0100
This will leave residents in the SE of London cut off from transport direct to the centre of London. We are being forgotten again by a Government that does not care.
signed via 2017-05-02 19:43:18 +0100
The rail links are nonsensical to locals. My family live in Eltham – travel and commuting alike will be horribly disruptive. For a town that has experienced so much development, to reduce rail links seems an incredible step backwards.
signed 2017-05-02 18:26:41 +0100
signed 2017-05-02 14:28:59 +0100
signed 2017-05-02 09:51:57 +0100
The proposal will increase costs & journey times for travel from SE london particularly to West Central London for business & leisure activities. Will increase pressure on other parts of the public transport system ie. tube/buses
signed 2017-05-01 17:51:03 +0100
SE London is poorly served with no tube lines. Restricting rail services as proposed with not direct trains to Charing Cross or Victoria is scandalous. It will cause congestion on platforms at London Bridge and Lewisham, add to journey times and inconvenience thousands of commuters and residents who use the services in the west end.
signed 2017-05-01 13:48:37 +0100
signed 2017-05-01 12:50:20 +0100
I need this to service Victoria, as I regularly need to visit Kings College Hospital at Denmark Hill due a neurological condition.
signed 2017-05-01 12:19:05 +0100
signed 2017-05-01 12:06:42 +0100
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signed 2017-05-01 06:36:50 +0100

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