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Bonkers Blog April 2019

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23 April (Part 3) - Who runs the better rail service, Southeastern or TfL?

I spent the day in London, a broken rail at Plumstead or some such thing and emergency engineering work somewhere near Cannon Street on the way back. Wow! Platform 1 at London Bridge which has sections no more than four feet wide is a really dangerous place when trains are running 15 minutes late and the escalator delivers ever increasing numbers of passengers into a space already jammed solid.

The new London Bridge is station is an abomination from a passengers’ point of view in many ways but that and today’s issues are a Network Rail problem.

Today Bexley Labour Party is agitating via a Press release for Southeastern to be taken over by TfL. The Slade Green via Woolwich Arsenal line boasts eight trains an hour while the three Overground lines I use most frequently run four and in one case only three trains an hour. That’s a long time to wait when one gets cancelled.

But the fares are lower on TfL and us oldies are able to travel free before nine thirty in the morning.

See if Bexley Labour can persuade you that things would be better under Sadiq Khan.


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