Bringing People Together
I haven't used the Hampton line regularly for about 5 years as I have been travelling via Twickenham or Richmond. However a job change brings be back to using the 7:10 or 7:20 to Waterloo every day and the 17:43 home. I have to say the busyness of the trains has increased drastically. I know we were always the poor cousin or little branch line, but judging by the numbers travelling now, we require a much better service to meet demand. As for reliability, don't get me started, it is atrocious. I was never as poor as this before!
Has anyone managed to find out why? Trains can't just run all over the place for no reason. I put live train times onto my pc yesterday so that I would know I would get to my hospital appointment (Norbiton Station) on time. 9.20 was running 27 mins late and they cancelled the train afterwards (well I suppose too near the first one), after that it did seem to settle down and they ran on time. We only ever had trouble when it rained at Fulwell when I commuted daily, what everyone is saying now is quite unacceptable. Seems they cannot cope until about 10 o'clock. Link below takes you to the site
Vince Cable has vowed to look in to this for me as I'm yet to here anything back from SWT - lets hope something can be done