Ready for three years of train pain from Charlton?

Charlton Station, 9 May 2013
Are you ready for three years of travel disruption through London Bridge station? From 2015, many trains won’t be calling there while the station is rebuilt.

Find out more, and find out what Southeastern and Network Rail are doing about it, at the Charlton Rail Users’ Group open meeting on Monday at 7.30pm at Charlton Liberal Club, Charlton Church Lane. Other topics will include trains stopping at the far end of the platform, and the mooted switch of Southeastern services to TfL.

More details at CRUG’s new website.

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.