Following on from last week’s story about planned rail service cuts during next summer’s Olympics, above is part of a graphic produced by Southeastern to explain these at a meeting last Thursday. Click on the image to see the whole graphic, or click here to see the whole presentation (Powerpoint, 7.2MB).
There’s little more that will be of interest to SE London rail users (unless you travel from Charing Cross to Hayes), but I thought you’d appreciate seeing where last week’s story came from. It wasn’t plucked out of thin air, as one Greenwich councillor implied in an e-mail to an anxious constituent who’d read this blog.
The timetables are up for consultation until May 6 – but that’s to “stakeholders”, not real travellers. If this angers you, your local councillor (Greenwich / Lewisham) can make your feelings heard as they should by now be aware of the plans. London Travelwatch has said it is keen to hear from travellers.
As for the Greenwich councillor who replied to to that enquiry with “There is an old saying that ‘a false rumour is half way round the world before the truth has put its boots on’ – I wouldn’t be at all surprised if this proved to be an example of this” – I hope he’s big enough to say sorry to his constituent, and to make a big enough noise to help make sure this doesn’t happen.