A website about the Bromley North Branch Line

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08/05/2012

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Once again the Bromley North branch line features in the timetable change poster and while December 2011 poster announced the branch's new status of a 3tph railway (barring sundays) this one informs the public that the branches peak timings have been altered to give better connections- the website press release reads as follows:

"Train services between Grove Park, Sundridge Park and Bromley North have been retimed to give better connections at Grove Park during Monday to Friday evening peak periods"

However, On reviewing both of the timetables I found that only the evening peak trains had been re timed- a total of 6 Grove Park- Bromley North trains. The 1657, 1717, 1803, 1823, 1845 and 1908 departures from Grove Park will leave instead at 1700, 1720, 1805, 1825, 1845 & 1910 respectively with their connection train running at the same time as normal. To put it bluntly- it makes the train later.  However I noticed that all the trains which were changed had a four minute or under connection time before- four minutes being the 'Recommended minimum connecting time' which Is grossly over-exaggerated- the average agile commuter could make it over that footbridge in under a minute but the disabled and eldery ect. must count even though they probably wouldn't be making the commute. The times were changed because they technically weren't a connection- which I suppose could count as 'better connections.'
Next time Sunday Services?
 


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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