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Big cuts in trains to Longfield proposed by Southeastern
Southeastern railway have published a consultation on changes to the timetable in 2012. The main change being proposed is to cut the daytime trains stopping at Longfield and Meopham between the peak hours by a third from 3 trains an hour to 2.

This will mean one of the hourly semi-fast trains calling at Bromley South and Victoria only will no longer call at Longfield and Meopham, because some passengers in east Kent wanted to save time on their journey to London. Removing Longfield and Meopham as a stop saves just 4 minutes.

These cuts were proposed to Southeastern by Kent County Council in their "Rail Action Plan for Kent" and supported by Sevenoaks Council (according to Appendix 4 of the report). The only ones to speak up so far for retaining the current train service are the New Ash Green Village Association and Gravesham Council.

For details see the Southeastern consultation which runs until 31 May, and the KCC document Rail Action Plan for Kent.
Posted on 07 May 2012 by administrator
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