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Rail chiefs meet MPs over disruption

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption Talks are being held between rail bosses and politicians over disruption to Sussex train services as a result of the upgrade to London Bridge station. Rail minister Claire Perry has called a meeting with the managers of Southern, Thameslink and Network Rail. All three have apologised for the problems. …

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London Bridge disruption criticised

New platforms and signalling at the station have caused travel disruption in January Travel disruption and overcrowding at London Bridge because of rebuilding work has been criticised by government minister Michael Fallon. The station is being rebuilt as part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. The Conservative MP for Sevenoaks said there had been “too much disruption” and some serious overcrowding”. …

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Disruption all year at London Bridge

Passengers using London Bridge station will face further disruption for more than a year because of rebuilding work, rail authorities have warned. Commuters travelling to London Bridge on Southeastern’s Charing Cross services must take different routes. The disruption results from work on north side platforms starting later on Monday. The rebuilding work is part of the government-sponsored £6.5bn Thameslink Programme. Services …

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South East rail summit urged by MP

Caroline Lucas, who is the Brighton Pavilion MP, has written to the chief executives of Govia and Network Rail, calling  for an “urgent rail summit” to address problems faced by commuters in the South East. She said the 07:29 service from Brighton to London Victoria failed to arrive on time every day of 2014. A Network Rail spokesman said: We accept …

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Mayor meets bosses over rail woes

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening on Tuesday London mayor Boris Johnson has met with rail bosses to discuss the travel disruption at London Bridge station. The mayor said he shared the frustration of those who have experienced delays and Network Rail were “very apologetic”. The station is being rebuilt for the …

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Rail users warned of more delays

Dave Ward said Network Rail had hoped to present a new station after ‘months of misery’ London Bridge commuters are being warned to expect more cancellations, delays and overcrowding as the railway station undergoes redevelopment. Network Rail has admitted the situation was “unacceptable” and “embarrassing” and said it stemmed from an ineffectual timetable which did not fit the new infrastructure. …

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Southeastern warns of major changes to rail services starting…

Southeastern warns of major changes starting on 12 January Comments (0) SOUTHEASTERN has warned rail passengers of major timetable changes as work on the London Bridge platform begin next week. The work will start on 12 January and will prevent travellers on Charing Cross services from stopping at the London Bridge station. Passengers who need to travel to the station will have …

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Train operator Southeastern announces changes to services running to Charing Cross station because of improvement works at London Bridge

Rail passengers are warned that major changes to Southeastern’s timetable will be enforced from Monday – leading to 20 months of disruption. The changes are being brought in to coincide with the start of work on the operator’s platforms at London Bridge as part of a £6.5 billion improvement project. Charing Cross services will heavily affected. Library picture Trains running …

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London Bridge overcrowding continues

Passengers had to wait for trains on a crowded concourse for a second evening Commuters have faced a second evening of overcrowding at London Bridge Station. At 18:30 GMT National Rail said congestion caused by earlier delays was holding up Southern and Thameslink services to and from London Bridge by up to 30 minutes. It said congestion was likely to …

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London Bridge Railway Station commuters facing chaos and crowds tonight

Commuters are tonight facing long delays and experiencing “dangerous” crowds due to delays out of London Bridge. Passengers waiting on the platform are reporting their concern at large crowds that have built up at the station due to delayed and cancelled trains.  Many of the routes affected are operated by Southern Rail, which runs services to several towns in west …

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