Rail bosses have been forced to apologise to Southeastern passengers travelling through London Bridge on Monday morning after rush hour services were disrupted by “a series of unrelated signal problems”.
London’s business leaders are calling for the “rationalisation” of mainline rail services after a poll revealed widespread concern that poor performance by train operators is harming the capital’s success.
Yesterday, after months of delays, overcrowding and utter chaos at London Bridge, I finally had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, and his Junior Minister, Claire Perry, to request their intervention in the matter.
Network Rail and Southern Rail are not “being honest” about the nature and scope of problems affecting trains running into London Bridge according to one leading London politician.
Government ministers have been urged to take “swift action” to bring an end to the disruption and chaos faced by passengers travelling to and from London Bridge Station.