On a day that I and no doubt many other travellers were inconvenienced by yet
another signal failure at Lewisham it is perhaps appropriate to bring you
The Lewisham & Bexleyheath Community Rail Partnership's ideas for improving
rail services in this part of South East London.
It is brim full of interesting proposals although where “significant decline [in passenger numbers] at Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Plumstead and Abbey Wood on the Greenwich line” came from I do not know. (Murky Depths figures.) Abbey Wood always looks more popular than ever to me and the report is not looking only at the Crossrail future but now. Also as usual Bexleyheath line passengers are keen to deprive Abbey Wood of its Waterloo via Lewisham service. Abbey Wood lost Victoria services some years ago when Bexleyheath passengers retained theirs and now they want to remove Charing Cross Services too.