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02 Nov 2018

Southeastern lengthens peak time trains

Southeastern lengthens peak time trains: Highspeed-2

Southeastern has lengthened a number of morning and evening peak time trains in October as a result of passenger demand, adjusting the number of carriages on several services to meet the needs of its customers.

The changes have been made across the Mainline and Highspeed routes into Kent, as well as the Metro routes that run mainly within the Greater London area.

Guy Horstmann, Head of Train Planning for Southeastern, said:  “We’re always trying to do more to provide better journeys for our passengers, and we use every available train we have to run the timetable.  We’re constantly re-balancing the trains we have with the demand for services people use to ensure that our passengers are getting as comfortable a journey as possible. We hope our passengers on some of the busiest journeys can see a difference.”

In the morning peak…

• The 0607 Faversham-London Cannon Street is lengthened to 10 carriages from 8 carriages
• The 0650 Gravesend-London Charing Cross is lengthened to 12 carriages from 10 carriages

In the evening peak…

• The 1805 London Blackfriars-Rochester is lengthened to 8 carriages from 6 carriages
• The 1612 London St Pancras International-Margate is lengthened to 12 carriages from 6 carriages as far as   Ashford International.
• The 1639 London Charing Cross-Ramsgate increased to 11 carriages from 8 carriages

Contact information

Southeastern Press Office

0330 095 9091

Notes to editors

For further information contact:

Southeastern Press Office

Phone: 0330 095 9091 (24-hours)



About Southeastern:

Southeastern runs train services into London from Kent and East Sussex, operating over 2000 trains a day, carrying more than 640,000 passengers a day, serving 176 stations and covering 540-miles of railway infrastructure.

Southeastern is owned by Govia, a joint venture between the Go-Ahead Group (65 per cent) and Keolis (35 per cent).

Govia is the most enduring partnership between transport operators delivering rail franchises in this country.

It is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for 28.7 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its four rail companies, Southern, Southeastern, Govia Thameslink Railway.  Further information on Govia is available at:

Go-Ahead Group plc is one of the UK's leading providers of passenger transport services operating in the bus, rail and aviation services sectors.

Keolis is a French-based operator of transport services in 13 countries worldwide and is owned by SNCF, AXA Private Equity, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Keolis management.


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