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16 Apr 2018

Times are changing: more services and new journeys in Southeastern’s May timetable

Times are changing: more services and new journeys in Southeastern’s May timetable: 465 at Gravesend (2)

Southeastern is encouraging passengers to check for changes to their journeys from next month with a brand new timetable being introduced from Sunday May 20. The new timetable is now available on the Southeastern website, journey planners and in timetable booklets at stations.

Changes to train times will affect the entire Southeastern network, including the Mainline service between Kent and London, shorter-distance Metro routes and Highspeed trains from the Kent coast.

The timetable change will mean more services and new journeys being available at many stations, including:

  • new Thameslink connections every few minutes at London Bridge, linking Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras
  • new direct Thameslink services and new journey opportunities at 15 stations on the North Kent line, including through south-east London
  • additional direct Thameslink services replacing some Southeastern services at three stations in the Orpington area
  • another five stations seeing Thameslink services withdrawn and replaced by Southeastern services between Beckenham Junction and West Dulwich

Ellie Burrows, Train Services Director at Southeastern said:

“The new Southeastern timetable starts on Sunday 20 May, and includes major changes to train times across our network. There’ll be more frequent services and new journey opportunities from some stations.

“We’ll be doubling the capacity on some morning peak Highspeed services, and we’ve worked closely with Govia Thameslink Railway to integrate their new Thameslink services into the timetable. Thameslink trains will replace our services on some routes, and we’ll replace Thameslink services on others.

“I would encourage our passengers not to get caught out, and check how their journey will change.”

Revised train times are available now: https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/timesarechanging

 Twitter @SE_Railway / #Timesarechanging

 

What's changing?

Metro

Changes

Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park,

 

6 trains per hour all day (4 on Sundays) with a choice of destinations.

Direct train services to more Central London stations

4 trains per hour to Cannon Street (2 on Sundays)

2 Thameslink trains per hour to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

Change at London Bridge for connections to Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Abbey Wood, Charlton, Plumstead, Slade Green and Woolwich Arsenal

8 trains per hour all day (6 on Sundays) with a choice of destinations.

Direct train services to more Central London stations

4 trains per hour to Cannon Street (2 on Sundays)

2 trains per hour to Charing Cross

2 Thameslink trains per hour to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

Change at London Bridge for connections to Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Dartford

 

Fastest journey time to Charing Cross will be 38 minutes (was 46).

Direct train services to more destinations

2 trains per hour run by Thameslink to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

At peak times there will still be direct trains to Cannon Street. Off-Peak, change at London Bridge for connections to and from Cannon Street.

Gravesend and Greenhithe

 

8 trains per hour Off-Peak instead of 6 (including 2tph highspeed to/from St Pancras).

Faster off-peak journey times to Charing Cross

Direct train services to more destinations

Direct services to Victoria and Denmark Hill (for King’s College Hospital).

2 trains per hour run by Thameslink to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

At peak times there will still be direct trains to Cannon Street. Off-Peak, change at London Bridge for connections to and from Cannon Street.

Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Rochester

 

2 trains per hour run by Thameslink to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

More direct Peak trains to Denmark Hill (for King’s College Hospital).

At peak times there will still be direct trains to Cannon Street. Off-Peak, change at London Bridge for connections to and from Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Higham and Strood

 

2 trains per hour run by Thameslink to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

At peak times there will still be direct trains to Cannon Street. Off-Peak, change at London Bridge for connections to and from Cannon Street, Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

Beckenham Junction, Kent House, Penge East, Sydenham Hill and West Dulwich

 

More trains to and from London Blackfriars, with 5 to London in the morning and 5 returning in the evening. Some longer distance trains will stop additionally.

All services provided by Southeastern. Thameslink trains no longer serve these stations.

Bickley, Orpington and Petts Wood

 

Direct services to more Central London stations.

2 Thameslink trains per hour all day to Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras.

2 trains per hour to Victoria - change at Bromley South for additional connections to and from Victoria.

Northfleet, Stone Crossing and Swanscombe

 

4 trains per hour Off-Peak instead of 2

Faster off-peak journey times to Charing Cross

Direct train services to more destinations

2 trains per hour run by Thameslink to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

At peak times there will still be direct trains to Cannon Street. Off-Peak, change at London Bridge for connections to and from Cannon Street.

Barnehurst, Bexleyheath, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, and Kidbrooke

 

 

 

 

Direct off-peak services to Greenhithe (for Bluewater) and Gravesend.

Change at London Bridge for new Thameslink connections to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

Bexley, Crayford, New Eltham and Sidcup

 

6 trains per hour Off-Peak (4 to Cannon Street, 2 to Charing Cross).

Change at London Bridge for new Thameslink connections to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

Belvedere, Erith and Woolwich Dockyard

 

Still 6 trains per hour to London (4 on Sundays) but revised times.

New Off-Peak direct service to Waterloo East and Charing Cross (2 trains per hour) with 4 trains per hour to Cannon Street.

Change at London Bridge new Thameslink connections to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

Albany Park, Lee and Mottingham

 

Still 4 trains per hour to London (2 to Cannon Street, 2 to Charing Cross) but revised times.

Change at London Bridge new Thameslink connections to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport.

 

Highspeed

Changes

Ashford International

 

Changes to highspeed services to provide extra carriages where they are needed the most.

0744 and 0816 services doubled in length from 6 to 12 carriages, adding 698 extra peak-time seats to  St Pancras.

Ebbsfleet International

 

Changes to highspeed services to provide extra carriages where they are needed the most.

0836 service doubled in length from 6 to 12 carriages, adding 349 extra peak-time seats to  St Pancras.

 

Contact information

Southeastern Press Office

0330 095 9091

press.office@southeasternrailway.co.uk

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