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 us, 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
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. With major changes planned as part of the new South Eastern franchise, and challenges facing the Tonbridge-Redhill line, it’s all the more important that our voice is heard.
Our 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 31 May at 19:30 in the Vauxhall Room of the Angel Centre in central Tonbridge. We keep the formal business of the meeting as short as possible in order to allow time to hear from our guest speakers and invite questions from the floor. This […]
Earlier this month, Network Rail (in partnership with Gatwick Airport Ltd) applied for planning permission to upgrade Gatwick Airport station. This is being described as a “transformation” and boasts: Almost doubling the size of the rail station concourse Eight new escalators, five new lifts and four new stairways to improve accessibility and passenger flow Widening […]
The Tonbridge-Redhill line is currently operated by GTR, better known locally under its unloved “Southern” brand. As regular readers will be aware, GTR is amending its timetables to incorporate more services into its tentacles and has decided that Tonbridge to Redhill should be stripped of direct London service so that Reigate can gain additional routes. […]