Thameslink Public Meeting Thursday 17th March at 7pm
Rye Baptist Church Hall at 59a Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 5EX
Next to Clarks, 2mins from Peckham Rye Station
* What are your experiences of this service?
* Frequency? Reliability? Capacity?
Other Items on the Agenda Include:
* Ticket Office Closures
* Ticket Machines
* Potential New Station to Serve Camberwell
* Disability Access
* Station Skipping (have you ended up miles from your destination due to this?)
Meeting arranged by Cllr Renata Hamvas
Here are links to some of the responses to the Department for Transport's consultation on the combined Thameslink & Southern Franchise which ended in September 2012.
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Here are links to some of the responses to the Department for Transport's consultation on the South Eastern Rail Franchise which ended in September 2012.Read more
On 9th December the new London Overground arrives, and the day before the South London Line ends. Below is the latest news on these big changes in our local rail services, and some of the implications. We understand that the rail companies will be publicising the details two weeks before the changes. TfL will email all Oyster card holders who have supplied their email addresses. In the meantime keep watch on TfL website: http://goo.gl/9rounRead more
The Thameslink franchise consultation has now been joined by the South Eastern franchise consultation:
The Government has extended its deadline to 14 September for comment on the Thameslink franchise consultation. This gives you a chance to email your comments if you use the services covered by the franchise, especially the service to St Pancras via Blackfriars from Nunhead, Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill.
SRUG has now submitted detailed comments on the franchise (copy here: http://goo.gl/rYnXt) and latest information about the issues are available here: http://www.bellenden.net/Thameslink
NEW THAMESLINK FRANCHISE
The Government is consulting about the future Thameslink franchise. This franchise will start in October 2013 and at the start will cover all the services currently run by FCC (First Capital Connect). These do not include services running through our SRUG stations (ie Peckham Rye, unhead, Denmark Hill, North Dulwich, East Dulwich, Queens Rd Peckham, Sth Bermondsey). However many of our services will be transferred to this new franchise after that:
There are some important changes coming from 20 May in our local services to Victoria and Blackfriars. The new pocket timetables are now available in the stations. These changes are the consequence of Blackfriars station reopening after a long closure for redevelopment. That closure resulted in our Blackfriars services being diverted to Victoria after 8pm during the week and on Saturdays and Sundays.Read more
Here are links to the responses to Network Rail's consultation on their draft 20 year RUS (rail utilisation strategy) for the railways in London and SE England, which are especially relevant to our SRUG interests:Read more
SRUG comments on the draft London & South East RUS (Rail Utilisation Strategy) cover several major topics. Read more - click on main heading above. Click here for the full version.Read more