No more trains to Charing Cross?

Our friends at the Forest Hill Society recently published a reply they received from Southern Railways to their letter criticising Southern's plans to stop off-peak direct services on the Sydenham line to Charing Cross.

This would affect services at evenings and weekends to Charing Cross, after December this year. A good outline can be found in the Forest Hill Society’s original letter to Southern.

The summary of Southern's response is that given analysis of the proposed Southeastern timetable for 2010, it just isn't possible to continue running Southern services through London Bridge to Charing Cross. So, you can almost certainly say bye-bye to an easy train ride home after an evening in the West End.

The good news is that that they do not plan to reduce train length as a result of them terminating at London Bridge.