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Bonkers Blog June 2017

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7 June (Part 3) - Train delays set to become the norm

Just what are Southeastern trains playing at?

Fromthemurkydepths has just drawn my attention to the proposed 2018 rail timetable. By then countless millions will have been spent on the new London Bridge station, new bridges and flyunders to make everything run smoothly and efficiently.

Please forgive me if I am wrong but as far as I can see everything will be slower than ever before. I have found one 'fast' train in the 2018 timetable which will do Cannon Street to Abbey Wood in exactly 30 minutes. Others are slower.

Thirty years ago British Rail ran under-powered slam door stock which may have been built in the early 1950s but nevertheless ran a frequent fast evening service over the same route in 23 minutes, one in only 22!

Just what the hell is going on?

 

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