Tonbridge Line Commuters campaigns for better rail services in the Tonbridge area. Covering Tonbridge, Hildenborough and Paddock Wood stations, we are the largest passenger group of our kind in the South East.
We are totally independent and can therefore act in our members’ best interests by working with the train operators, bus companies, local and national government to help ensure a better deal for the travelling public in our area. This approach has delivered a number of victories in recent years, but our continued success depends on our membership – together our voice is strong and we can effect change.
Anyone is welcome to join, and you certainly don’t need to be a regular commuter – we work on behalf of anyone who uses the trains or buses in our area. Membership is very reasonable, and there are a range of benefits. These include:
- Two newsletters a year
- Access to a committee actively working on your behalf
With major disruption affecting our services whilst London Bridge station is being redeveloped, there has never been a better time to join. The more members we have, the more pressure we can exert to make sure we get a decent service now and in the years ahead.
At long last, the Department for Transport has published the Invitation to Tender for the South Eastern franchise. This is a key document which sets out what the companies bidding for the franchise would be expected to provide. Most significantly, it includes a specification of the train services that the new operator will be required to […]
The latest proposals for the Redhill to Tonbridge line feel like a kick in the teeth for hard working folk commuting in Nutfield, Godstone, Edenbridge, Penshurst and Leigh. We have previously reported on GTR’s (Southern) attempts to stop direct services to London. A brief recap of the proposals: Redhill to Tonbridge becomes a shuttle – […]
This morning thousands of commuters had to endure severe delays or abandon their journeys. The cause of the chaos was overrunning engineering works, but the rail industry has been coy about the details. Network Rail, who are responsible for maintenance, issued a brief statement this afternoon apologising for the disruption and explaining that a team laying track in […]