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TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy blasts Southeastern Trains

Southeastern services have been branded “awful” by Transport for London Boss Sir Peter Hendy, who also compared the firm’s ticket inspectors to the Gestapo. In a no-holds barred interview with Management Today, Sir Peter, who is responsible for the capital’s transport service, said: “On Southeastern the trains are like the Wild West. They are —-, awful. And then every now and then some …

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‘Nightmare Monday’ for rail commuters

13 April 2015 From the section London Hundreds of passengers caught up in knock-on delays at Canada Water Rush hour travellers have had a “nightmare Monday” commute across London after a series of unrelated rail and Tube train delays. Seven separate failures affected Southeastern passengers through London Bridge, which then created overcrowding at Victoria and Canada Water. Network Rail and …

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Trains delayed or cancelled after over-running engineering works at London Bridge

Trains have been cancelled or delayed after engineering works overran at London Bridge. Tickets are being accepted on Southern, DRL, London Buses and London Underground works. But train services running to and from the London station could be cancelled for anything up to an hour and a half, it’s been claimed. A Southeastern train The disruption is now expected to …

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Southeastern rewards staff with shopping vouchers despite travel chaos for commuters

Train operator Southeastern has rewarded 4,000 members of staff with shopping vouchers for their hard work. The employees were given the £25 shopping vouchers, which can be used at Sainsbury’s, Boots and Mothercare, in response to the way they have dealt with disruption at London Bridge. The station is undergoing a £6.5bn renovation which has caused severe disruption for Kent’s …

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Rail firm apology over station work

A rail firm has apologised to passengers for “unacceptable levels of service and overcrowding” at London Bridge. Network Rail’s managing director Phil Hufton says he is “very sorry” for the severe disruption caused by timetable changes to allow ongoing works at the station. Commuters travelling into London from Kent have complained of chaos, safety issues and delays — despite Southeastern …

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‘Immediate changes’ tackle rail chaos

Commuters have experienced delays and disruption because of the station upgrade work More staff, an improved timetable and better delay warnings for passengers, have been promised by Network Rail to tackle London Bridge station chaos. Rail minister Claire Perry said changes would take place immediately, following talks with MPs. Disruption has followed rebuilding work involving the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The …

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Network Rail apologises over unacceptable service and overcrowding for passengers travelling to London Bridge

A rail firm has apologised to passengers for “unacceptable levels of service and overcrowding” at London Bridge. Network Rail’s managing director Phil Hufton says he is “very sorry” for the severe disruption caused by timetable changes to allow ongoing works at the station. Commuters travelling into London from Kent have complained of chaos, safety issues and delays – despite Southeastern reporting …

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Further delays at London Bridge

The latest delays follow last Tuesday’s “chaos”, when police had to be called Passengers at London Bridge railway station are experiencing delays of more than an hour due to a broken-down freight train. The disruption, expected to last until 17:00 GMT, comes after thousands of people were stranded last week during rush hour and police had to be called. Southern …

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London Bridge compensation ‘needed’

MPs described Tuesday rush hour scenes at London Bridge as “chaotic” and “dangerous” Passengers suffering severe delays because of the upgrade works at London Bridge should receive compensation, the rail minister has said. Thousands of people were stranded in “life threatening chaos” at the station on Tuesday, a transport union said. Network Rail apologised and said the situation was caused …

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‘Lives threatened’ at London Bridge

Overcrowding at London Bridge railway station resulted in “life threatening chaos” at rush hour, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has said. Passengers jumped over and crawled under ticket barriers on Tuesday night in an effort to avoid the crush on the concourse and platform in south London. Network Rail said services were delayed by someone being hit by …

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