Southeastern has published a new page on its website about its plans for London 2012. Well, I say “new”, but something’s been up there since last October. Except the date has changed, and it’s been pushed to the top of its website’s “news” section. Must be new stuff, then.
So what does it have to say about its plans to cut services on the Greenwich line during the Olympics? Well… nothing. There’s a line about there being no extra trains, except late at night…
But what about the impact on daily commuters? Not a bean about plans to close one station and reduce services through five others…
Indeed, no need to bother your pretty heads with all this, because the “stakeholders” are being consulted instead of you…
So you don’t need to worry. But with the “consultation” closing on Friday, perhaps you should. If you haven’t already, consider dropping your local councillor (Greenwich / Lewisham) or MP a line about these proposals for local train services during the Olympics.
|normal service||Olympics service|
|Deptford||6 trains/hour||2 trains/hour|
|Maze Hill||6 trains/hour||not known||no Kent-bound trains 06.13-12.13
no London-bound trains 12.15-21.45
|Westcombe Park||6 trains/hour||2 trains/hour|
|Charlton||8 trains/hour||not known||No Charing X services via Lewisham|
|Woolwich Dockyard||6 trains/hour||Station closed|
|Kidbrooke||6 trains/hour||4 trains/hour||No trains to Dartford|
Here’s the map shown to a meeting of users’ groups last month… (click to enlarge)
… and here’s the whole Powerpoint presentation. (7.2MB download, link now fixed)
After all, it’s your councillors and your MP who are supposed to be representing you in this “consultation”. So if you feel strongly, drop them a line. And if you’ve done that already, I’d love to hear what they told you.