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  • Sevenoaks commuters worst hit in rail fare hikes over last decade

    By kentsussex at 11:24 on 03/01/13
    Sevenoaks commuters worst hit in rail fare hikes over last decade
    Commuters in Sevenoaks have suffered an almost 90 per cent increase in rail fares over the last decade - the worst affected area in the country - latest figures show. Millions more have seen fares soar by 50 per cent despite poor punctuality, delays and cancellations. The shocking figures from Campaign For Better Transport marks yesterday's average fare increase of 3.9 per cent on journeys. Stephen Joseph, chief executive of...
  • More chaos for Sevenoaks commuters: Electrical supply problems disrupt Hastings to London trains

    By kentsussex at 09:29 on 23/11/12
    More chaos for Sevenoaks commuters: Electrical supply problems disrupt Hastings to London trains (stock image)
    There was yet more chaos for thousands of train commuters who use the busy main Hastings to London line this morning as electrical supply problems caused disruption at Hildenborough. A Southeastern spokesman said: 'Because of this, there are delays of up to 40 minutes between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. These delays will continue until approximately 10:30.' It comes after similar problems yesterday, when thousands of commuters had...
  • Chaos for Sevenoaks commuters as broken down train blocks Hastings to London line

    By kentsussex at 14:52 on 22/11/12
    Chaos for Sevenoaks commuters as broken down train blocks Hastings to London line (stock image)
    Thousands of commuters had trouble getting to work this morning after a train broke down on the busy main Hastings to London line. The 4.57 am Tonbridge to Charing Cross Southeastern  service broke down at Hildenborough station where there is only single track in either direction. Trains stacked up behind as the the train couldn't be moved. It led to some London bound services diverted at Tonbridge via Redhill, with buses...
  • Sevenoaks commuters like their Oysters but don't want to saddle up

    By SevenoaksHol at 15:46 on 30/11/11
    Would you talk to these people on the tube?
    Thousands of commuters pass through stations in Sevenoaks and the surrounding villages every day and new research has revealed that three quarters of people who commute within the capital are using Oyster cards - but they are not so keen on pedal power The YouGov's London Omnibus has found the majority of Oyster owners use it at least once a week (71 percent) and just under a quarter travels with their Oyster card every single day (23...
  • Traffic delays continue at Sevenoaks station

    By SevenoaksHol at 19:09 on 30/10/11
    Traffic lights have been set up outside the former Railway & Bike pub at Tubs Hill.
    With half term coming to an end, drivers passing by or dropping children or partners at Sevenoaks Station may want to try and avoid the area for a little while longer. The traffic lights which have been erected outside the new development work on the site of the former Railway & Bike Pub are still causing long delays. The three way traffic lights controlling traffic going through the junction of Tubs Hill, Station Road, and...

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