What do local people think?
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- More trains per hour.
- Increased capacity which will be needed by 2030.
- Shorter journey times claimed by TfL.
- More flexibility of being on the Tube network.
- Will bring commerce and business into the local area.
- Loss of National Rail services and no direct service to London Bridge and Cannon Street.
- Replacing National Rail from Hayes will free up platforms at London Bridge, our loss – another area’s gain. Why can’t additional trains be run on the existing National Rail line?
- If rail line is lost it cannot be considered at part of the CrossRail 3 project from SE London to NW London.
- Arrival at Charing Cross is less convenient underground than current arrival at street level.
- Tube journey may take longer, slower trains.
- Tube trains have 25% less seats per carriage and are only 8 carriages long, commuters will more likely need stand.
- Its is unlikely TfL will run 15 half empty trains per hour to Hayes, with many trains will stop short closer to London Beckenham and West Wickham residents will not likley see an increase in train frequency.
- Service disruption due to TfL strikes and no rail option.
- Unstaffed stations, current policy is to reduce staffing at Tube stations.
- Lack of amenity on Tube trains, no toilets, less seating, heat in summer, cannot take cycles on.
- Overcrowding once past Lewisham.
- Effort of change to National Rail at Lewisham and likelihood of standing for remaining journey into London.
- Cost, disruption and timescale of the project
- Over development which cannot be supported. The plan is for the Bakerloo line to support local development which means more people, more high density housing, and more pressure on local infrastructure such as schools, GPs etc.
- Change of character of local area – people choose to live in Bromley as it is relatively low rise with green spaces.
- Does Beckenham West Wickham and Hayes need a Tube line? Will housing and population grown over the next 15 years warrant the Tube. Should the Tube run to high growth areas like Lewisham and Bromley Town Centre on independent track and in so doing maintaining the capacity of the National Rail line to Hayes.
- Are there different, less expensive alternatives to improve transport in the borough?
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