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Congestion Charge - Forest Hill

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Posted on Wednesday, 26 January, 2005 - 11:01 am:   

Anyone else see the press coverage of the TfL proposals for the extension of the congestion charge scheme?

The western extension of the area I knew about, but I didn't realise specific charging for various traffic black-spots is planned. Forest Hill and Catford A205 are two of them.

On one hand hurrah for reduce traffic in FH.

On the other hand, the TfL blurb about making drivers make a decision between their car and the alternative public transport options is flawed. Try getting to Tulse Hill by bus from FH, or to Folkestone by public tranport and it'll take you a sizeable part of the day...
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Posted on Wednesday, 26 January, 2005 - 11:37 am:   

Well no doubt it will all be part of a carefully thought out "integrated transport policy" and they will increase the number of trains to Tulse Hill from the current 1.

My bright idea was to rebuild places like Loughborough junction where there about three routes coming together but only one of them stops. If you built a station in the middle you could interchange and S London transport would be a bit less into-London / out-of-London to get anywhere
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Posted on Wednesday, 26 January, 2005 - 11:54 am:   

Sounds reasonable - at risk of encouraging Baggydave and his mates, of course the old Honor Oak and Lordship Lane stations would be handy now. Brockley once had a high level station too, on the Nunhead line.
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Posted on Friday, 28 January, 2005 - 05:10 pm:   

Congestion charge in FH. I must admit I had not heard of that but nothing the our Glorious Fuehrer suggests would surely surprise anybody.
Has anybody any more facts on this story.

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