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

More fool us? Southeastern franchise extended yet again

Back in April, we wrote how Southeastern’s passengers were being let down by another planned extension of the current franchise. Having been delayed several years already, another extension was not welcome news in the face of many chronic issues faced by passengers. Yesterday however Go-Ahead, the majority owner of the Govia joint venture that operates […]

Delay Repay improved while other improvements are delayed

After a week of major disruption, Southeastern’s passengers were finally given a glimmer of hope with the announcement of reduced thresholds for Delay Repay. Currently, passengers travelling on Southeastern services can only claim compensation when they have been delayed for 30 minutes or more, a fairly lengthy time. Many people regularly experience delays just under […]

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 […]

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