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  • Tonbridge commuters see £1,500 rise in rail fares over last decade

    By kentsussex at 11:34 on 03/01/13
    Tonbridge commuters see £1,500 rise in rail fares over last decade
    Commuters from Tonbridge to London have been battered by a £1,500 rise in their annual rail fare over the last decade, latest figures show. Those making the daily trek to the capital are now paying £3,768 per year - whereas in 2003 they were only paying £2,240. 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...
  • Tonbridge asks: Is Southeastern trains REALLY ready to cope with the wintry weather and snow this year?

    By kentsussex at 09:53 on 06/12/12
    Tonbridge asks: Is Southeastern trains REALLY ready to cope with the wintry weather and snow this year?
    Today we ask the question - is train firm Southeastern really ready for this year's cold weather? It comes after yesterday's light dusting of snow caused major disruption to services across the country of Kent. The firm blamed Network Rail for not clearing the rails of snow and ice - because it hadn't realised it was going to snow. But embarassingly it follows the company's brazen statement last week to local MPs that it 'was' ready...
  • More chaos for Tonbridge commuters: Electrical supply problems disrupt Hastings to London trains

    By kentsussex at 09:31 on 23/11/12
    More chaos for Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge commuters as broken down train blocks Hastings to London line

    By kentsussex at 15:13 on 22/11/12
    Chaos for Tonbridge 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...
  • A21 widening gets the go-ahead

    By Shams_KSC at 12:36 on 08/05/12
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    THE long-awaited A21 widening has been given the go-ahead, the Government announced today. Roads minister Mike Penning has approved development work on six major road schemes, with the A21 dualling project between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells at the top of the list. It is a victory for the Kent and Sussex Courier's A21 For 2016 campaign which has been pressing for the much-needed project to be approved. Construction work could...

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