Southeastern train company is ‘demon revenue-collecting machine’, says frustrated blogger

PUBLISHED: 12:38 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 11 December 2013

A frustrated writer has begun to blog his experience commuting on Southeastern trains, which he describes as a “demon revenue-collecting machine”.

David Eckhoff, 51, from Bexley, has been posting pictures of ripped out seats, graffiti and packed platforms for the last year, aiming to make the firm perform better.

In a post from earlier this year, David vents his fury over his travel to work.

He said: “I travel by train every day to and from work.

“It’s a monstrously expensive journey. I pay around £1,700 for an annual season ticket and this rises by several times the rate of inflation every year.

“In return for these bladder-rupturing rises, we’re promised better trains, facilities and reliability; none of these have ever materialised.”

A Southeastern spokesman said: “We do our best to make sure our 2,000 daily trains run on time for passengers. Our daily punctuality is usually above 90 per cent.”

You can follow David’s regular grumbles at

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