Annual General Meeting – 31 May 2018

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Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 31 May at 19:30 in the Vauxhall Room of the Angel Centre in central Tonbridge. As part of the formal business of the AGM, Chairman John Reynolds gave a report highlighting several successes and challenges over the past year, including around the timetable in the next South Eastern franchise.  […]

Gatwick Airport station upgrade – a missed opportunity?

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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 […]

Commuters seek explanation for Monday morning chaos

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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 […]

TLC urges Southeastern to learn from the August works at London Bridge

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Regular commuters will have been relieved that the August works at London Bridge were completed on time and that Charing Cross reopened as expected on 3 September. However, the London Bridge project continues and we will face more disruption between 23 December to 1 January 2018, when the line closures will be even more extensive. We’re concerned about how this […]