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 via 2017-05-01 09:03:19 +0100
Unbelievable
signed via 2017-05-01 07:51:16 +0100
Ridiculous. As someone who travels all over London every day and jumps on and off tubes, I find it hard to believe they are cutting the SE network down further when it is already the worst in London.
signed via 2017-05-01 06:36:50 +0100
signed 2017-04-30 22:27:01 +0100
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signed via 2017-04-30 22:21:40 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 20:34:48 +0100
Whoever thought of this ridiculous proposal needs to be examined by a professional psychiatrist – he must be insane
signed via 2017-04-30 18:42:38 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 17:39:07 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 17:28:18 +0100
posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-30 16:55:39 +0100
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signed via 2017-04-30 16:54:32 +0100
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signed 2017-04-30 15:35:25 +0100
Underground in every area of London except the SE. Now there is a proposal to cut rail transport to only one Central London station from some stations in the SE! It makes know sense.Cass Farrar
signed 2017-04-30 14:21:23 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 14:08:51 +0100
This seems completely insane to me

making only access to London through

a station that can t really cope as it is
signed 2017-04-30 13:53:07 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 13:18:44 +0100
signed via 2017-04-30 11:59:24 +0100
These proposals are shocking. We are already bypassed by every underground development. Without our rail services to Victoria and Charing Cross we may as well not live in the wonderful London capital.
signed 2017-04-30 09:30:18 +0100
signed 2017-04-29 15:10:23 +0100
signed 2017-04-29 14:16:58 +0100
Disgraceful to cut trains to Charing X and Victoria on the Bexleyheath line. It would cause so much inconvenience to travellers at all times of the day and also cause no end of congestion at Lewisham with people changing trains from platform 3 to platform 1 at a station poorly designed for such cross platform connections.
signed 2017-04-29 11:34:29 +0100
signed 2017-04-29 00:22:23 +0100
signed 2017-04-28 19:15:46 +0100
I teach at Thomas Tallis School and Kidbrooke station is vital for teachers to get to work. Without this station we would have to rely on a number of different buses to get to school and be dependent on traffic.


The station is also used a lot by us for trips to art galleries, museums, etc in Central London. These trips are hugely beneficial and an important part of our enrichment programme. Having trains to a number of London terminals really helps with the range of places we can take them to.
signed via 2017-04-28 15:48:42 +0100
signed 2017-04-28 15:14:35 +0100
I use this train line everyday to get from my home in Nunhead to work in Kidbrooke at Thomas Tallis School.

The cutting of this train service will dramatically increase my commuting time and will effect the quality of teaching I will be able to deliver to my students.
signed 2017-04-28 15:12:45 +0100
signed 2017-04-28 13:36:36 +0100

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