Crofton Park Trains All Messed Up. Bibbidi bobbidi boo.

"Well, serves you right, spoiling people’s best dreams."- CinderellaUntil now, the Cinderella Line group, which campaigns for a better Crofton Park service, has operated in a parallel universe, where people just ask for things and public transport organisations deliver them promptly and efficiently.Now, thanks to massive disruption on the Thameslink line, they have rejoined the ...

New timetable and more trains for Crofton Park

New trains come into service soonA completely new timetable will apply to Crofton Park trains from Sunday, May 20th.And since there is nothing harder and more confusing than trying to write about train timetables for a service you don't use, the Cinderella Line campaign for better rail services through Crofton Park has summarised it instead. ...

You shall go to the ball, four times an hour

The Cinderella Line campaign to improve train services through Crofton Park station will be celebrating a major victory from May, as frequency of service will be increased to four trains per hour during off-peak periods. They explain:Despite a week of snow, nearly 100 local residents braved the weather and made it to the Rivoli Ballroom ...

Lewisham Council unveils new rail strategy

Lewisham Station in the 25th CenturyLewisham's leading technocrat, Cllr Alan Hall, has published Lewisham's new rail strategy on his blog. He explains:“Railways are incredibly important to Lewisham and have shaped our local communities. I have said we must be ambitious for Lewisham but local residents need to be involved in our decisions. I have asked ...

Lewisham commuter rebellion as passengers abandon train during Storm Emma

@Se_Railway @BBCNews commuters have had enough #LEWISHAM pic.twitter.com/w4sOw7xR3p— Martyn Hopkins (@Hoppy79) March 2, 2018 Passengers held outside Lewisham Station on a Southeastern train rebelled and fled the train during Storm Emma tonight. The Telegraph reports:"In south-east London commuters took matters into their own hands, pressing the emergency door release and getting out onto the tracks ...

New London Bridge reopens on schedule

The new concourse (Photo: Network Rail)The huge new London Bridge Station concourse opened as planned this morning, enabling passengers to switch platforms with ease.It won't stop Southern arbitrarily cancelling evening trains to Brockley on a nightly basis, but you'll have somewhere epic to wait for the next one, with 70 new shops and restaurants due ...

Crofton Park train campaigners aim high

Michael from the Cinderella Line campaign group, which campaigns for better train services through Crofton Park, writes:Thameslink have proposed to run four trains to Crofton Park every hour at the weekend, which is great, but they are suggesting we'll have to wait until December 2018. Bah! Humbug! We think that's way too long to wait.In ...

Ladywell to Victoria trains from 2022

The excellent 853 blog reports that Blackheath's loss will be Ladywell's gain:Blackheath, Kidbrooke and Eltham stations are set to lose their direct rail services to Victoria from December 2022, according to new documents issued by the Department for Transport today.But Bexleyheath line passengers will be able to take twice as many trains from Lewisham to ...

Yule not enjoy the Christmas train service

Joe pointed me in the direction of this announcement about local trains over the Christmas period:This Christmas, between Saturday 23 December and Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive, there will be closures and changes to services as the Thameslink Programme continues to rebuild London Bridge station and the surrounding railway.During this time there will be fewer ...

Cinderella Line meeting this saturday

The Cinderella Line group, which lobbies for better Crofton Park train services, writes:We had amazing local support during Phase 1 of the Thameslink consultation where 2875 people from this area had their say.But there’s more to come. Timetables are on the menu for Phase 2 of the consultation so this is your chance to ask ...