(17 Feb) Greater Anglia and Southeastern Bottom of Train Satisfaction Survey
A survey of 499 passengers by Which Magazine found only 40% satisfied with Southeastern Railways, the company which serves Longfield Station. In an interview with Metro Newspaper the company appeared to blame the wrong type of passengers, saying they have a lot of commuters going to work. Metro comments "As excuses go for substandard rail journeys, it’s up there with blaming late arrivals on ‘slippery rain’ and the ‘wrong type of snow’."
, Metro 17.2.14
(6 Feb) Petrol thief who used car as weapon gets 11 years
Report on trial of Hartley man convicted of GBH after driving car at West Kingsdown petrol station manager during petrol theft. (Dartford Messenger p10)