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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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Better security is needed not closure

I WAS concerned to read in the article about the Glebe Way crossing (Times, March 4) that Network Rail is keen to close the crossing. In common with many local residents, younger and older, students and shoppers, walkers and workers. I use the crossing every day with my dog and I very much support it remaining open, but with better …

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Perverse to close crossing after death

With regard to the Glebe Way level crossing, Whitstable. THE open spaces society strongly objects to the possible closure of this crossing after the tragic death of a teenager recently! Some people called for its immediate closure which is an overreaction to one accident! It would be perverse to close a very busy popular crossing because a small number of …

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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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Kent to get higher speed rail link

Southeastern said improvements to the service would be complete by 2019 Up to 10 minutes is to be slashed from journey times between Thanet and London with the help of a £12m investment, it has been announced. Infrastructure and operational changes will potentially reduce journeys from 71 minutes in peak times to 63 minutes. Local MP Laura Sandys hailed the …

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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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MP wants level cros sing safety measures upped

Network Rail put under pressure after fourth death in four years JULIAN Brazier has piled the pressure on Network Rail chiefs to increase safety measures at Glebe Way after the death of a teenager last month. Sacha Wheeler, 14, who was a pupil at Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School in Canterbury was hit and killed by a train at the …

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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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