Southeastern are supplying more frequent services on key routes for those attending the marathon including more regular trains between London and Greenwich. There will be earlier and additional services on parts of the network which runners and spectators are expected to use.
Runners can travel for free on Southeastern services from the following London stations to the starting point, between 06:45am and 10:30am - just show the race number to a member of Southeastern staff at the gate line:
- London Bridge
- London Cannon Street
- London Charing Cross
- Waterloo East
- London Victoria
Getting to the start areas
The easiest way to get to the start areas is by train
- BLUE – travel to Blackheath station from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge or Victoria.
- RED – travel to either Greenwich station or Maze Hill station from Cannon Street, or change at London Bridge.
- GREEN – travel to Maze Hill station from Cannon Street, or change at London Bridge.
Trains are likely to be busier than normal so we recommend you allow extra time for your journey.
London Bridge station is expected to be particularly busy from 08:00 - 08:30 when a large number of runners will be changing trains to reach the Blackheath start line. We advise spectators to take a later train to avoid the rush.
Check before you travel
- For more information about our timetable changes for the London Marathon, visit our dedicated webpage.
Services likely to be busy - allow extra time