PROPOSALS which would drastically scale back train services in Greenwich during the Olympics have been slammed by a travel watchdog.

London Travelwatch has objected to the draft proposals by Southeastern to offer a reduced timetable across Greenwich borough during the 2012 games, labelling them “unacceptable”.

Under the plans, Maze Hill would have no services into London from midday until 9.45pm and none out of the capital from 6.13am to 12.13pm.

The watchdog says this, coupled with Cutty Sark DLR station being exit only during the games, means East Greenwich residents will have to use bus services to North Greenwich underground.

It writes: “We do not believe that reducing the service at Maze Hill can be justified.”

Elsewhere, Westcombe Park and Deptford services would be reduced to two trains per hour.

Woolwich Dockyard would have its services completely withdrawn to “avoid confusion” with Woolwich Arsenal.

London Travelwatch has also criticised planned reductions to Charlton and Kidbrooke services.

Jo deBank from the watchdog said: “Travellers will find these proposals extremely confusing and they could create as many problems as they seek to overcome.

“We do not believe that these proposals are fair on passengers in these areas – those attending the Olympics or those going about their normal business – and we urge Southeastern to reconsider.

“We will be asking for site visits at affected stations with Southeastern and the Olympic Delivery Authority.”

A spokesman for Southeastern said the changes were necessary to cope with larger amounts of passengers during Games time, with less services on the line’s smaller stations.

He said the Olympic Development Authority had asked the company to channel passengers through certain designated stations - for example, Woolwich Arsenal instead of Woolwich Dockyard.

The spokesman added that discussions about potential compensation to season ticket holders had not yet taken place.

Results of a consultation on the draft proposals are due to be passed to the Olympic Development Authority and Transport for London for discussion.