It’s Meltdown Monday as Southern’s new train timetable bites

Nightmare on Meltdown Monday as new timetable causes problem after problem.

Even my twice monthly visit to Lewisham will be impacted as the direct train to Queens Road, Peckham has been removed from the timetable.

Have to go to New Cross Gate with a change too, and may mean the 436 bus will be too full to join for the last part of the journey.

Will know, when I try for the first time this coming Thursday (24/5).

Inside Croydon

Entirely predictably, Govia Thameslink, the operators in charge of Southern train services, have caused complete chaos with their new timetable, as our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports

Oh.

No one needed to study the works of Nostradamus to predict the train chaos yesterday and today, as probably the world’s least reliable rail network introduced a new timetable.

“The new Thameslink train timetable has completely revolutionised the way I don’t get where I’m going on time,” as one pissed-off commuter put it.

For months, Inside Croydon has been highlighting some of the less-than-optimal “improvements” in the services supposedly provided by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) under its 2020 timetable revision, which was supposed to start yesterday.

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