Tag Archives: rail
Posted on 18. Mar, 2011 by Syd Soc.
Announced today is the extension of the Southeastern trains franchise until 31st March 2014. Southeastern (owned by Govia) run trains from Orpington to Victoria which call locally at Penge East and Sydenham Hill. Southeastern attracted criticism a few months ago for rail fare rises well above the rate of inflation. flickr.com/photos/21611052@N02/4454739489/
Posted on 28. Jan, 2011 by Syd Soc.
Rail companies don’t go out of their way to advertise discounts. So rail card holders (16-25, disabled, HM Forces and Annual Gold Cards, Senior) probably won’t know that they can register their cards at any LU ticket Office or National Rail station selling Oystercards and automatically get one third discount on off-peak Oystercards on most [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2011 by Syd Soc.
In the 2nd series of BBC2′s Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo visits Crystal Palace. To playback click HERE (link to BBC iplayer) :
Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by Syd Soc.
Local commuters have been advised wrongly by station staff that they cannot purchase monthly Oystercard or annual season tickets at Sydenham or Forest Hill and that they need to travel to London Bridge or another national station to do so. Thanks to an intervention by Caroline Pigeon, Lib-Dem member of the London Assembly, this has [...]
Posted on 04. Dec, 2010 by Syd Soc.
The footbridge over the railway between Dacres Road and Sydenham Park (close to the Dietrich Bonhoeffer German church) is to be given a major make-over in 2011. Lewisham’s Mayor and Cabinet meeting on the 17 November approved a report of recommendations for schemes for inclusion in the 2011-2014 Local Implementation Plan. The report included a [...]
Thameslink 2000 now becomes Thameslink 2018! North-south rail link is safe but will open at same time as Crossrail.
Posted on 25. Nov, 2010 by Syd Soc.
The £6bn Thameslink north-south link through the capital is safe from cuts, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has announced. But the project will not now be completed until 2017-8 – opening at roughly the same time as the east-west Crossrail project is completed. The newly revamped line – so long delayed that the project was initially [...]