Major Southeastern problems at London Bridge once again

Tonight has again seen major problems through London Bridge with reports of dangerous overcrowding after a signal failure at Cannon Street.

Questions will again be asked of Southeastern alongside Network Rail’s management of infrastructure.

Southeastern further cut Metro services in December and pushed for more passengers to change at London Bridge.

Photo taken at quiet time with narrow area evident. this becomes an issue at peak times

A previous meltdown saw complaints and today it appears access to platforms is being limited. However in turn that is then seeing trains that are passing through being inaccessible to passengers.

Access is limited to reduce the chance of a crush on platforms that contain narrow pinch points.

One prime example is the line through Greenwich where Southeastern halved their services in the peak from four to two in December. There’s also problems with the points tonight causing problems between Charlton and London Bridge.

Of course, issues always arose in the area though reducing services compound any problems that do occur.

Network Rail will also surely be asked questions again about further major infrastructure problems. A petition has been launched to devolve services to TfL after previously agreed plans were scrapped.

Regardless of operator, funding is key and the Department for Transport seem intent on cuts. Network Rail’s issues are also a key factor.



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