Charlton Rail Users’ Group meets this Thursday

charlton_station_bookshelfIt’s been a busy year and one of improvements at Charlton station, but there’s still plenty to be done.

The security and information facilities at the station have improved, while it also saw service as a Olympic and Paralympic interchange for the North Greenwich/ O2 Arena during the summer. There’s been a clean-up, while the flag poles have now been decorated for the first time in a decade.

There’s also been one new innovation – the bookcase, where commuters can pick up and leave books if they fancy something a bit more rewarding than reading Facebook or the Metro in the morning.

The improved facilities show what happen when local people can get together and put some pressure on station operators.

There’s still a long way to go, and the service still leaves a lot to be desired – see this open letter that’s been doing the rounds. And six car trains still stop at the far end of the platform.

On Thursday at 7pm at Charlton Liberal Club, you can put your questions to Southeastern’s Mike Gibson, as well as representatives from TfL and Greenwich Council. The CRUG meets twice a year, so please pop in if you can.

2 thoughts on “Charlton Rail Users’ Group meets this Thursday

  1. Clare December 2, 2012 / 19:41

    The bookcase is a great idea, more stations should do that.

  2. Chris December 3, 2012 / 17:11

    Fortunately I no longer have to rely on the robbing bar stewards at Southeastern to get into work. However, the bookcase is an excellent idea and I’ll potter down with a few books for it tomorrow.

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