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A better deal for commuters in Lewisham?

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14 August 2012
Train Commuters When I ran for election in 2010 I pledged to campaign for a better deal for the people of Lewisham East on public transport. I am contacted regularly by constituents who complain of overcrowding on Southeastern trains, the inaccessibility of stations such as Hither Green and the unfairness of ticket prices compared to similar journeys in other parts of London. As a frequent user of these trains to make my journey into work, I know how frustrating our rail network can be and how important it is to get improvements to local services.

70% of Lewisham’s working population have jobs located outside of the borough. The congestion on London’s roads and the absence of the tube in the area means many of these journeys will be taken via rail. Unfortunately, ever-increasing fares have not been accompanied by a genuine improvement in services.

Recently, the Department for Transport launched a number of consultations which relate to rail services in Lewisham. Using my own experiences, and matters constituents have raised with me, I responded to the consultation. You can read my response in full here.

You can read more about the consultations at the DfT’s website: 
South Eastern Franchise Consultation 
Consultation on the combined Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise 

List of all rail consultations 

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