Welcome to Tonbridge Line Commuters

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.

Latest News

How long does it take to clear a drain?

No this isn’t the start of a corny joke but a sad reflection of Southeastern’s priorities. With their contract on a seemingly never-ending direct award rollover, expenses are under tighter control than ever. Sadly, that seems to include failing to care about raw sewage. One of our members reported a leaking drain to Southeastern and […]

Passengers let down by decision to delay the new South Eastern franchise

A few days ago, the Government yet again kicked a can further into the long grass after failing repeatedly to negotiate a deal. We refer, of course, to the South Eastern franchise, whose passengers have been let down yet again with an announcement from the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, informing us that […]

GTR – our Tonbridge to Redhill Investigation – the plot thickens

The story so far – We have reason to believe that Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), who operate the Southern brand, is mismanaging the Tonbridge to Redhill line. In particular we have concerns over what happened on 30 December, when a number of trains were cancelled. GTR has been really unhelpful in communicating with us over this issue. We first drew public […]

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