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 2017-04-10 07:58:53 +0100
Christine waters
signed 2017-04-08 08:21:52 +0100
I thought the pain we were going through with London Bridge was supposed to resolve this, if not why all the pain. If we allow this to go through, it will just be the continuing downward spiral of what is already an over priced inefficient system with profits subsidising and benefitting foreign countries and investors. This is a typical unimaginative government solution to most problems, certainly lacking any trace of British ingenuity, rather than make the companies pay out of their profits to manage and resolve issues, their reaction is – let’s shut it down. NO! NO! NO! If we allow this to happen it will set a precedent, and maybe your services will be cut next. It’s all down to the greedy money makers, who should never have been allowed to take over the train services. It’s ridiculous that in most cases it’s cheaper to fly anywhere. I have to use the trains to go to work, do I use them any other time? No – too expensive. I won’t even go on weekend day trips to London. Too expensive. So London is for foreign tourists only now. Good luck with your petition
signed 2017-04-08 08:07:04 +0100
This would limit access to hundreds who need to travel to Guys or St Thomas for treatment.
signed 2017-04-07 23:15:48 +0100
MIKE KING
signed 2017-04-07 21:48:22 +0100
South East London already has poor transport links ….These proposals would only make the travel options poorer for local people and increase the gap between this and other parts of London that have been gentrified.
signed 2017-04-07 21:27:46 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 18:05:08 +0100
This idea is outrageous as very few passengers want Cannon Street for most of the day. It would make going up to london virtually impossible for someone like me because of the number of changes involved to get to central london. . (I am 90 years old)
signed 2017-04-07 17:29:15 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 17:12:29 +0100
signed via 2017-04-07 16:58:16 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 16:17:21 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 16:16:11 +0100
Ridiculous rail services have been running like this for as long as I’ve lived in London without substantial delays. I thought the re-organisation at London Bridge was supposed to help this?
signed 2017-04-07 16:13:52 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 15:45:55 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 15:30:49 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 15:28:56 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 15:21:21 +0100
This is another disgrace by the government. Grayling shouldn’t be in job after the farce of southern trains
signed 2017-04-07 15:14:14 +0100
There needs to be more investment in rail infrastructure, not less trains.
signed 2017-04-07 15:09:30 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 09:57:14 +0100
signed 2017-04-07 00:18:22 +0100
Unbelievable! If I had a sore leg I wouldn’t fix the problem by cutting it off.
signed 2017-04-06 16:22:50 +0100
signed 2017-04-06 15:29:44 +0100
signed 2017-04-06 08:28:07 +0100
signed 2017-04-06 08:12:11 +0100
signed 2017-04-06 01:25:13 +0100
signed 2017-04-05 22:45:08 +0100
signed 2017-04-05 22:02:08 +0100
I am outraged that they are even thinking about cutting the services to Charing Cross and Victoria they will be cutting people’s access not only to Work but to all the West End – nightlife in London will suffer and Cannon Street will be constantly overcrowded and dangerous!! Unbelievable that they are considering making our commute into London even harder and for me if I have to go to Cannon Street I’ll be adding an extra 45 minutes to my already 90 minute journey and that’s if I feel brave enough and push myself to get on a tube in the first place!
signed via 2017-04-05 21:15:35 +0100
signed 2017-04-05 20:54:49 +0100

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