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 2017-05-02 22:29:16 +0100
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 19:08:21 +0100
We need more services to London, not less this is totally unacceptable,
signed 2017-05-02 18:26:41 +0100
signed via 2017-05-02 14:42:37 +0100
This proposal is truly absurd and I would invite Mr Grayling to reside in SE9 for just one week and see how he would possibly get to work without these services.
signed 2017-05-02 14:28:59 +0100
signed 2017-05-02 14:25:19 +0100
We need more trains not less! No-one can get a seat in rush hour but at least with three separate destinations there is a chance of getting on train. Nobody ever talks about the volume of people in this area.
signed 2017-05-02 12:14:33 +0100
I strongly oppose these proposed changes and fear a negative impact for the local commuting population.
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
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signed 2017-05-02 08:56:10 +0100
signed 2017-05-01 20:00:55 +0100
The proposed changes will make our city less accessible by public transport for the daily commute and for leisure activities.
signed 2017-05-01 18:33:01 +0100
signed 2017-05-01 18:19:58 +0100
signed 2017-05-01 17:57:20 +0100
signed via 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 via 2017-05-01 14:14:09 +0100
I can WALK to Kidbrooke Station to go to London Charing Cross so easily, this will make things so much more difficult if I have to DRIVE and park at Blackheath (no bus service straight there from where I live). Great thinking TFL putting more traffic on the roads!!!

IF IT ISN’T BROKE DON’T FIX!
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signed 2017-05-01 13:34:15 +0100
Jon Nicholls
signed 2017-05-01 13:26:23 +0100
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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 12:40:32 +0100
Catherine Farrant
signed 2017-05-01 12:19:05 +0100
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