Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead


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.

Goal: 463 signatures

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signed 2017-04-18 16:26:17 +0100
Unfortunately we live in a complex city.

Rather than just cutting the service we need to look at other options.

The south east of London has always lagged behind the rest of London regarding travel links.

So many professional people will be affected.

It’s the same as permanently shutting a road.
signed 2017-04-16 20:02:37 +0100
Karen Gray, Why break something that works well. If the government get their way it would give me a real headache trying to get to work. I use the Victoria line and change at Denmark Hill this journey involves three changes as I work in As London. If I am out with my friends the preferred transport link is Charing Cross as it is central and easy to access. Please don’t let the groceries make our busy lives miserable by cutting our rail services.
signed 2017-04-16 17:23:17 +0100
signed 2017-04-15 10:40:49 +0100
signed 2017-04-15 08:57:50 +0100
signed 2017-04-14 10:58:34 +0100
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signed 2017-04-14 08:32:02 +0100
signed 2017-04-13 20:40:23 +0100
signed 2017-04-13 18:41:42 +0100
Peter Sheen Cutting the Victoria Service will make it very difficult for people with appointments at Kings College Hospital at Denmark Hill.
signed 2017-04-13 18:14:32 +0100
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signed 2017-04-13 17:36:12 +0100
signed 2017-04-13 17:11:09 +0100
This idea makes no sense whatsoever. It serves no one and will cause extreme inconvenience and disruption to passengers.

The travelling public need to be provided with a SERVICE. Our ‘public’ transport is becoming a joke.
signed 2017-04-13 14:54:51 +0100
Elizabeth Bonsels
signed 2017-04-13 13:46:03 +0100
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signed 2017-04-13 13:13:10 +0100
This is the lazy answer, other stations manage with plenty of destinations. The line should be run better, but cutting the service is not the answer.

Cannon St is not central London, at the weekend there are no tube links here. Has anyone thought to ask the train company which is its most popular line? The majority of people will change at Lewisham, making already crowded trains more unbearable and sending mostly empty trains on to cannot st. The change will add extra complication to travelling with a buggy, with a wheelchair or to anyone not agile enough to skip between platforms. It will make travelling with my family – my partially sighted mother and 2 year old son – a great deal harder.
signed 2017-04-13 12:24:04 +0100
Sinead Dineen
signed 2017-04-13 10:26:23 +0100
signed 2017-04-13 09:47:41 +0100
We already suffer worst transport services in south east London than the rest of the capital. These proposed cuts will make our services worse. We need the links to Charing Cross, Waterloo and Victoria to reach other parts of London and beyond. We also want people to visit us!
signed 2017-04-13 09:16:15 +0100
We need more trains on the Bexleyheath line to more destinations (Blackfriars would be useful) not less
signed via 2017-04-13 09:11:34 +0100
Patients who need and receive medical care at hospitals on Victoria line will have very stressful journeys to hospitals especially if they are having chemotherapy.
signed 2017-04-13 08:39:45 +0100
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Kirit Patel
signed via 2017-04-12 21:37:37 +0100
No tube and Crossrail access here, so mainline is only option for London. Cannon St not convenient. Sort any issues rather than cut service.
signed 2017-04-12 21:22:54 +0100
It’s ridiculous to try and put these plans in place as it will have a major effect on thousand of lives and playing with their livelyhoods, many would be unable to travel

Into work without incurring extra stress and costs.

These issues are not being considered.
signed 2017-04-12 21:11:27 +0100
signed 2017-04-12 20:52:26 +0100
My daughter has a learning disability and works in Victoria. If the trains are stopped she would be unable to get into work and would loose her independence and the opportunity to live a full and meaningful life.
signed 2017-04-12 20:46:31 +0100
Part of the reason for moving to Eltham from inner London 7 years ago was the ease of travel into London Bridge where I work in local government.

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