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.

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signed 2017-04-24 10:32:15 +0100
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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 16:53:32 +0100
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As a user of this line I can say cutting this service will cause more problems than it solves.
signed 2017-04-22 11:27:34 +0100
The transport was one of the biggest selling points of the developer.
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Cutting services would make it difficult for anyone on the Bexleyheath line to get anywhere and trains would become more congested than they already are.
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 2017-04-21 11:45:08 +0100
I’ve been commuting to Central London for the best part of 27 years, this is the worst the service has ever been. These changes will result in further overcrowding (packed in like sardines) on these services and the delays more severe. Rather than congestion between New Cross and London Bridge, it will just happen further down the line. I very much doubt they would run more trains should these changes take effect. I would like to know what fool wrote this report. Its the rail/track/signalling systems that need updating, not the services cut and control of the South East network handed to TfL. No rail companies should profit from these public services.
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signed via 2017-04-20 18:37:58 +0100
It’s not only Eltham line to stations in London that are being cut but Sidcup, as I understand and Charlton too.

Please stop this nonsense. Makes it difficult to get to hospitals, west end shop and theatres
signed 2017-04-20 17:37:22 +0100
So many passengers use the Victoria and Charring Cross trains, any cuts will simply mean a worse service for customers.
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