A website about the Bromley North Branch Line
 
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The usual tranquil-for-suburbia scene at Bromley North was disrupted when a man had a knife held to his neck in the 0925 train waiting to depart. The villain demanded to receive the man's blackberry and as a result of the circumstances the man gave it to him. Fortunately the victim escaped with no injuries except shock.
The local newspapers made a big deal of this which is why I have found out (I have no sources from within the industry) however they made it clear that the railway is a very safe environment. Indeed if one were to change modes to his car for commuting the risk of death would dramatically increase, in 2009- 922 people died in a UK car crash* compared to UK Rail Passenger Mortality total of guess what? - zero.
So in terms of safety Railways are king, most people will hopefully not be repelled from using the branch.

Another note, I have seen 465s (4 carriage version of the 466) operating the branch every week day (I haven't checked Saturdays). This is good for peak overcrowding, I am skeptical as to whether this is permanent as it did happen last year or the year before that but soon ceased. However it has been going on for a while now.
*http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/jan/14/mortality-statistics-causes-death-england-wales-2009#zoomed-picture



 


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