With an increasing number of our colleagues affected by Covid and government advice that where possible people should work from home, Southeastern will be introducing a reduced timetable from Monday 10 January 2022.
Passenger numbers have reduced significantly in response to the latest advice, and this small reduction to the timetable (7% of train services) will provide sufficient capacity and connectivity for those still travelling. This change will enable us to operate a more resilient train service and is designed to prevent short notice cancellations.
David Wornham, Passenger Services Director, Southeastern, said:
“Like many other operational businesses, many of our frontline colleagues are being affected by the virus, and this in turn impacts the train services we can reliably operate for passengers. We’ve therefore decided to bring in a reduced timetable, which affects around 7% of our train services, so that we can offer passengers more certainty that trains will be operating and on time.
"We’ll keep the reduced timetable under constant review, alongside reacting to any updated travel advice and guidance when this is issued."
Southeastern is urging all passengers to check before and on the day, they travel by visiting the Southeastern website, contacting us on WhatsApp (07866 002 690) and by following us on Twitter (@Se_Railway) for the very latest travel information.
Summary of the timetable reduction changes from Monday 10 January 2022
- There will be hourly services via Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester to London Cannon Street during peak times
- Peak-time mainline trains from Ashford International and Hastings via Tonbridge to London Cannon Street will not run
- There will be no service on the Bexleyheath line to London Cannon Street and a reduced service from Slade Green via Woolwich and Greenwich to London Cannon Street - passengers should change at London Bridge to make connections.
- Some trains between Gravesend and Dartford via Sidcup to and from Charing Cross will not run
- There will be an hourly off-peak service from Ashford International to London Charing Cross
- Off-peak London Victoria to Dover Priory services will only run between Faversham and Dover Priory
- Off-peak services from Hayes to London Charing Cross will not run
- Services have been reduced during peak times on High Speed routes
At Southeastern, our teams are working hard to make sure that if passengers are traveling on our trains, they can travel with confidence. Passengers can easily check how busy a train might be with our SeatFinder tools, and catch the train that works best for them.
In addition, the rail industry’s Book With Confidence guarantee means that Advance tickets can be exchanged to travel on the same journey but at a different time or date, paying any difference in fare but without needing to pay any fees.
To protect yourself and others, you must wear a face covering while travelling with us unless you are exempt. Fines may apply.