SouthEastern Trains really want to simplify your journeys.
They think your life would be much simpler if you had more interchange opportunities when going on your daily commute to Charing Cross or Victoria. Maybe you’d like to change at Lewisham? I’m pretty sure your ticket price will remain the same.
If you think this is total bollocks, and SouthEastern ought to be ashamed of themselves, then you have some options.
You can sign this petition, just like 14,500 other people have done.
Please email BetterSouthEastern@dft.gsi.gov.uk, you can use the text below as a template – please amend it to reflect your experiences:
This following is a formal response to the South Eastern Rail Franchise Consultation document published in March 2017.
I’m responding as an individual.
My personal details:
First Name, Surname
First Half of Postcode (eg SE3)
My nearest station is Blackheath
I normally travel to Victoria and Charing Cross from Blackheath Station.
I usually travel some time between 6am-9am and 5pm-8pm every weekday.
The reason I travel is to get to work, but also during leisure time.
My accessibility needs are…
I am responding specifically to Question 17 in the consultation. I strongly oppose the idea of SouthEastern stopping offering routes to Victoria and Charing Cross. I do not want to make multiple changes on a line that previously offered a direct route. I do not believe that SouthEastern will offer significant improvements in reliability or regularity in service, and suspect they are just using this as a way to lessen the burden of their license, whilst passengers will still have to pay the same prices to get into London.
Finally, there’s public consultation at 10am on Saturday 1st April at Glass Mill Leisure Centre map (the one next to Lewisham Station. That’s today/tomorrow, depending on when you’re reading this! Please attend if you can.