Campaign for more Crofton Park trains

The Crofton Park Transport User's Group is a new organisation that campaigns for better local transport options. The group has decided that their greatest priority should be to address the risible service of two trains per hour to Crofton Park at off-peak times and they believe a window of opportunity has opened for them. Organiser Ed writes:

CPTUG is campaigning to increase the frequency of trains, and has made a submission to the National Rail public consultation on its draft Rail Utilisation Strategy ('RUS') for London and the South East. This strategy will form the basis of future rail franchises, which we will be lobbying to improve.

Our response to the consultation can be found on our CPTUG website (www.cptug.org) under 'campaigns' section.

Please could you also publicise our forthcoming AGM, this Tuesday 15 March, 19h30, at the Ackroyd Centre, Honor Oak Park.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes yes yes!

magpie said...

Yes - definitely agree with this. May have missed this - but any chance to express our support if we are Brockley residents?

patrick1971 said...

The Bellingham to Victoria service would be absolutely fantastic if it happens, and if it stops at Clapham High Street, Wandsworth Road and Battersea Park as well.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a CPZ scheme implemented at the same time. Brockley is becoming the preferred destination of drivers/commuters

Anonymous said...

Nunhead residents want it too, look at the Nunhead Forum.
nunheadforum.co.uk

Peckish said...

Are light refreshments and/or snacks provided?

Anonymous said...

What happened to that lib dem woman that was campaigning for more trains from crofton park before the election? She probably now campaigns to reduce them.....

Bored and Tired said...

From this post it seems that Crofton Park Transport only has one user so I'm not sure s/he deserves more trains.

Anonymous said...

Crofton Parkers seem to me to be a rather mellow and friendly bunch. I would guess they are less likely to get embroiled in an argument over the merits of East/West Brockley and CPZ's as most on here. I further speculate they might even miss the odd post that relates to them. Also get this, I have even met people down here that never(gasp) comment on BC.

Lets not speak of the lost souls who never use it. At least we can take solace in the fact that there will be a regular that thinks they represent them:)...

Anonymous said...

Won't there be more trains anyway as a result of the Thameslink extention/overhaul? I thought 4 trains an hour were on the cards, if not more, by the time that work is finished (admittedly in a few years time).

Jonathan said...

Will the timetable change after Blackfriars opens?

My understanding is that it goes to Blackfriars monday to Friday daytimes and then to victoria later in the evenings and weekends.

A mixture of trains to both stations on each day would be great but I appreciate that they have to react to demand.

Anonymous said...

Surely the trains will run through Blackfriars all day once the station reopens? They only go to Victoria because of the building work.

Lou Baker said...

The trains will go through Blackfriars and on to Kentish Town when the building work is finished.

Crofton Park COULD get extra trains as a result of Thameslink. But it's not been decided for certain as the timetable has not been done and it's not on the core Thameslink route.

Though, incidentally, I recently saw a TFL map suggesting there would be 4 trains per hour on the Crofton Park route. Though as it's not TFL's responsibility I'm not sure if this is accurate, a guess, or just plain wrong.

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