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TLC proposes changes to bus stops in Tonbridge town centre

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Tonbridge Line Commuters (TLC) looks after the interests of public transport users, both railways and buses, and our committee have recently considered Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council’s Tonbridge Town Centre Transport Strategy report which was submitted to the Joint Transportation Board on 10 June 2013. Prompted by the report proposals, we have submitted ideas for […]

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South Eastern franchise extended until June 2018

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Readers will be aware that the Government’s rail franchising process has been found seriously flawed, de-railing the award of the new franchise for the West Coast Main Line. The new Secretary of State Patrick McLaughlin set up two independent reviews to discover what went wrong and what lessons there are for rail franchising more generally. […]

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DfT consultation on train fares

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The Department for Transport has produced a 100 page document concerning rail fares and ticketing review. The main points appear to be the DfT’s intention to push ahead with ITSO smart cards across the whole rail network, discussion on opening hours of ticket offices, discussion on making better use of “shoulder peak” trains, and a […]

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TLC fighting for Boxing Day train service

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Train travel over the Christmas period can be a frustrating and unpredictable affair at the best of times. It is often difficult to work out exactly what timetable is operating, and it seems to be weeks before the trains return to normal. A particular issue which has come to the attention of Tonbridge Line Commuters […]