Southeastern trains ‘**** awful’

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Southeastern train at Ashford International

Southeastern Railway, the butt of much criticism from Rye commuters, has now been rebuked by Sir Peter Hendy, the commissioner of Transport for London, writes Richard Comotto. In an interview with the magazine Management Today, he complains: “On Southeastern, the trains are like the Wild West. They are shit, awful. And then every now and then some people who look like the Gestapo get on and fine everyone they can. It doesn’t improve your day, does it?”. But he later apologised and BBC South East reported that he had said his comments were unjustified and excessive.