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  • Tunbridge Wells commuters see £1,700 rise in annual rail fares over last decade

    By kentsussex at 11:30 on 03/01/13
    Tunbridge Wells commuters see £1,700 rise in rail fares over last decade
    Commuters from Tunbridge Wells to London have been battered by a £1,700 rise in their annual rail fare over the last decade, latest figures show. Those making the daily trek to the capital are now paying £4,132 per year - whereas in 2003 they were only paying £2,412. The shocking figures from Campaign For Better Transport marks yesterday's average fare increase of 3.9 per cent on journeys. Stephen Joseph, chief...
  • Tunbridge Wells asks: Is Southeastern trains REALLY ready to cope with the wintry weather and snow this year?

    By kentsussex at 09:48 on 06/12/12
    Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells commuters: Electrical supply problems disrupt Hastings to London trains

    By kentsussex at 09:34 on 23/11/12
    More chaos for Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells commuters as broken down train blocks Hastings to London line

    By kentsussex at 15:27 on 22/11/12
    Chaos for Tunbridge Wells 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 train couldn't be moved. It led to some London bound services diverted at Tonbridge via Redhill, with buses replacing...
  • Tunbridge Wells' train station ticket office facing reduced operating hours

    By Rebecca_H at 20:04 on 18/06/12
    Reduced operating times for Tunbridge Wells train station ticket office?
    According to reports today, Tunbridge Wells' station ticket office is one of the first in the UK to have their hours cut or face a total cull. The first stations to be affected were disclosed by Theresa Villiers in a Commons reply last week and revealed in the Telegraph today.  Nine London Midland stations are likely to lose their ticket offices completely, while a total of seven train operators are looking to cut operating...

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