Meeting with David Statham, Managing Director of Southeastern

This morning, I met with David Statham, Managing Director and his team from Southeastern to discuss the new timetable changes. As many of you know I am deeply concerned about the consequences of this on the many people who rely on the rail service every day. 

Though the new timetable will start as planned from Sunday, monitoring will take place from the very first day to make sure we find out if problems arise.

David has promised to update me on his assessment three weeks into the new timetable. We can look at making some small changes then, while I’ve also asked for greater transparency on longer term timetable changes. 

However, I’d like to hear your thoughts too. Please let me know of your experiences so that we can ensure Southeastern works better for us. They already know that locally we feel the changes do not enhance the service. I’d like to know the specific services which have changed that are now causing problems. I can be contacted directly on

With 5 different lines and 13 different stations in the area I represent it’s impossible to be on every train, so please let me know how the next couple of weeks work for you.