Loss of East Croydon–London Bridge service

Do you use rail services to London Bridge or services to East Croydon from our local stations?

Do you know that the East Croydon to London Bridge two trains an hour service, which goes through East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Queens Road, and North Dulwich stations, is being cut in December?

This cuts our local link to East Croydon and Gatwick, and cuts two trains an hour to London Bridge.

If this affects you, whichever constituency you are in, please respond to Tessa Jowell's on-line survey – see below.

If you live in Camberwell & Peckham constituency you could also usefully email Harriet Harman MP.

Email from Tessa Jowell MP:

I hope you do not mind me sending you this email but it is about an issue that I know is of importance to many people living in my constituency.

I am concerned that a new rail timetable that commences on 14 December will remove two trains per hour from the off-peak timetable on the service running to London Bridge through Gipsy Hill, West Norwood, Tulse Hill, North Dulwich and East Dulwich.

I opposed these changes with Southern Rail and the Department for Transport but, surprisingly, a passenger representative group supported them and they will now go ahead.

The new timetable provides four off-peak trains to and from London Bridge every hour instead of the current six. The trains to be removed are the ones that run every half hour from London Bridge to/from Smitham via East Croydon. The peak service is unaffected.

I want to hear your views about how these changes will affect you. Please take a few minutes to complete my survey by clicking on the link or by pasting it into your browser – http://www.tessajowell.net

You can be assured that I will use your response to support local rail users in getting the best possible service when timetables are being revised.

With best wishes,

Tessa Jowell

Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood