Impending chaos at London Bridge: take action now to help passengers
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London Bridge station is being rebuilt over the next four years aiming to improve the overall punctuality and reliability of trains into London.
This will have a major impact on passengers coming from the stations of Westcombe Park, Maze Hill, Blackheath and beyond.
Many passengers will need to drastically alter their journeys - starting from different station and using buses and tube trains to reach their destination.
This will make journeys longer, more crowded, and in some cases more costly for people who don't use a season ticket.
A summary of what's planned:
From January 2015, all SouthEastern trains on the Greenwich line will be permanently re-routed to Cannon Street
From January 2015 to August 2016, there will be no services from London Bridge to Charing Cross
From August 2016, services to Cannon Street will not stop at London Bridge
We the undersigned therefore call on SouthEastern Trains, Network Rail and Transport for London to work together to make things easier for passengers:
A few ideas:
> Extend the hours of operation of Cannon Street to match the current hours at Charing Cross
> Give bigger discounts on river boats for Oyster card holders to help reduce the pressure on trains
> Guarantee that people who will have to including bus or tube travel as part of their journey will not have to pay any more
> Put longer 12-car trains on the Blackheath line to cope with greater demand
> Provide free transport for rail passengers between London terminals and London Bridge station during the period of disruption
Petition led by Paul Morrissey, Cherry Parker and Damien Welfare
Labour party candidates for Blackheath Westcombe
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