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 2017-04-25 06:19:10 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 17:45:50 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 16:47:56 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 15:47:49 +0100
Trains to/from Charing Cross via the Bexleyheath line are among the busiest in London. We desperately need more capacity and more frequent services on this line, not cuts! Cuts will be disastrous for commuters who have to travel into/out of London every day for work and for the local economy. Victoria services are also extremely busy and cuts to these would also be detrimental for commuters and the local economy.
signed 2017-04-24 13:37:34 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 12:25:36 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 10:32:15 +0100
signed 2017-04-24 09:54:56 +0100
signed via 2017-04-23 22:51:29 +0100
signed 2017-04-23 12:01:09 +0100
signed 2017-04-22 19:06:31 +0100
signed 2017-04-22 17:06:14 +0100
I hope the new Government/Minister has more sense. Cannon Street is deserted at the weekend and does not have an easy link to Charing Cross.
signed 2017-04-22 16:14:09 +0100
As a user of this line I can say cutting this service will cause more problems than it solves.
signed 2017-04-21 22:04:13 +0100
I STRONGLY OPPOSE these cuts. Our lives/work will be damaged by no stops in central London. Cannon Street is of no use to my family. The existing service is vital for our livelihood and local community. There is no viable alternative.
signed 2017-04-20 21:11:13 +0100
signed 2017-04-20 12:41:57 +0100
signed 2017-04-20 10:38:53 +0100
So the Government wants to “improve” services by cutting trains. You couldn’t make it up! But Chris Grayling did.
signed 2017-04-20 08:51:38 +0100
We don’t have a tube line and the government have approved a huge building programme of new flats in Eltham, Kidbrooke, Lewisham. All those people will want to get to London to work. It’s madness to cut the services now.
signed 2017-04-19 21:33:36 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 13:21:59 +0100
Cutting our local services to Charing X and Victoria is outrageous. The services should be increased as there are not enough trains to meet demand but to reduce them is unconscionable. The government does not care about SE London and it is unacceptable. We need to unite against these cuts.
signed 2017-04-19 12:34:11 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 11:53:26 +0100
am against the cuts in rail services from Eltham to charring X and Victoria in fact I want them to consider increasing it .

the trains added from Victoria to Dartford at 09.39is a life saving for me as I finish work at Harrods at 9pm
signed 2017-04-19 10:19:11 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 09:14:16 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 09:03:16 +0100
Amazing… Because no service is better than a service that’s delayed every now and then.
signed 2017-04-19 08:06:22 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 08:04:02 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 08:03:47 +0100
signed 2017-04-19 07:51:54 +0100
The answer is not to cut trains stops but rather to look at proactive ways to help commuters get to/from work. The stations you propose to cut are comutting stations into Central London and are vital for businesses to continue operating.
signed 2017-04-18 21:56:47 +0100
This is ridiculous, I bought a house in eltham for its connections into london, it needs more services, not less.

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