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

TLC writes open letter on the cancellation of the South Eastern franchise competition

Tonbridge Line Commuters has today written to Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, to express its concern about the Government’s decision to abandon the process of awarding a new South Eastern franchise.  The new franchise would have seen significant improvements for passengers in Kent, but there is now appears to be no plan to […]

Hildenborough Drain: How to kick the can on the railways

Back in April at our Hildenborough membership recruitment drive event, a concerned member told us about a leaking drain in the car park. He had reported it to Southeastern but no action had been taken. We investigated and found that the drain was leaking raw sewage across the car park. This is clearly a health […]

More fool us? South Eastern 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 […]

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