A website about the Bromley North Branch Line
 
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A class 465 in Bromley North. Taken Today.
The recent snow and ice has prompted the deployment of 465 023 on the Saturday 'Popper' ('Popper' is the nickname of the Bromley North Branch Shuttle,) as followers will know the Saturday 'Popper' is now mostly 3tph after the December timetable change. Class 465s are twice the length as the usual 466, meaning that they have more pick-ups and therefore less chance of breaking down in the ice. A small photoshoot is viewable in the gallery.
After recently viewing the 2009/10 passenger user statistics I discovered that Grove Park had the 19th highest amount of Interchange numbers in Britain. The figure quoted is 1.1 million and the Bromley North branch (Bromley North + Sundridge Park) accounts for roughly 0.9 million of it. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to the crowds which climb the Grove Park footbridge in the peaks and on Saturdays (from memory).
 
 
Today, as those of you following the latest news will know, is the last Saturday of the current timetable, of coarse it would not be so significant if it weren’t for the fact that the timetable to be introduced includes 3tph in most of the off-peak (and peak). An increase of 48 services in each direction per week boosts the current weekly total of 253 to 301. Saturdays has the biggest improvement, previously having 2 trains per hour (tph) in each direction as of next week Saturdays will be predominately 3tph. Weekdays also see a service increase but already being 3tph in the peak it is not such a big one. Anyway, to mark the occasion, today I decided to do a photoshoot.

To see the photos go Gallery
For an (epic) account of the day see The Last Saturday

 

Website about the Bromley North Branch Line which runs between Bromley North and Grove Park with a intermediate stop at Sundridge Park