Last updated: 3 September 2014
Southeastern services from January 2015 onwards
Southeastern services from New Cross, St. Johns, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park stations will no longer operate to and from London Charing Cross or Waterloo East, and will instead operate to and from London Cannon Street. Until August 2016 these services will call at London Bridge. From August 2016 to January 2018 these services will not call at London Bridge.
Services to Plumstead, Woolwich Dockyard, Belvedere and Erith will also be diverted to and from London Cannon Street until August 2016. These diverted services will still call at London Bridge.
From January 2015 to August 2016, any Southeastern services that continue to operate to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge. Between January – May 2015 there are exceptions at the end of the day, when a limited number of services leaving London Charing Cross will run via Waterloo East, London Cannon Street and London Bridge.
Between January – May 2015, on Sundays only, no services will be running to and from London Charing Cross or Waterloo East. All services will operate to and from London Cannon Street, calling at London Bridge.
Our timetable for January 2015 includes the service changes needed to accommodate this work and also provides new long-term improvements to provide extra services and new journey opportunities.
Key changes for Southeastern passengers
- Charing Cross trains won’t stop at London Bridge from January 2015 until August 2016. Then Cannon Street trains won’t stop there until early 2018.
- Greenwich line services will no longer run to Charing Cross, they will only run to Cannon Street. There will be fewer peak trains (one less train in the morning peak, and three less trains in the evening peak). The line will be served by longer trains to boost capacity.
- New Cross and St Johns trains will only run to Cannon Street.
- Some trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars instead of Cannon Street or Charing Cross.
- Longer Metro trains to increase capacity.
- Longer opening hours for Cannon Street station (0500-0100), including all day opening on Sundays. (Cannon Street tube station to also offer longer opening hours).
- Diversion of some trains on Metro and Mainline services such as from Rochester, Broadstairs, Ashford, Dover and Orpington into London Blackfriars.
- All current Rochester – Bedford and Ashford – Bedford services (and vice versa) will start and terminate at London Blackfriars.
- Catford Loop services will no longer be operated by Southeastern (as these will have transferred to Thameslink on 20th December).
- A new Highspeed ‘rounder’ service improving connections between London and North / East Kent, providing another choice of London terminal - Highspeed trains will stop at Snodland, Birchington-on-Sea, Martin Mill and Walmer for the first time
- Extra seats on the Highspeed service (with 698 seats at Ashford in the morning peak and 349 extra seats from Ebbsfleet.)
- Two additional Highspeed trains from Margate and Broadstairs creating a half hourly service at these stations in the morning peak
- An additional Highspeed service from Ramsgate via Canterbury to St Pancras
- A reduction of splitting and joining on the Mainline and Highspeed services
- A new hourly direct off-peak service between Maidstone East and Canterbury West
- A new fast service from Hastings to Charing Cross departing at 08:04 and a Charing Cross to Hastings service departing at 16:20, offering a 90 minute journey time
- A new peak hour service from Maidstone East to Blackfriars departing at 08:45
- A new Blackfriars to Maidstone East service departing at 07:19
- New additional services between Dartford and London Victoria at 06:40 and then new later services half hourly from 19:05 until 23:08 (Dartford –Victoria) and from 20:39 until 00:09 (Victoria-Dartford)
- A new direct through-service between London Victoria and Sheerness on Sea (two trains in the morning peak and two trains in the evening peak)
January 2015 Draft Timetable
To find out which timetables you need, simply select your station below.
Please note this is a new timetable containing Southeastern services only, and does not mirror our current lines of route as connection information with other operators isn't available yet - for example trains from Sevenoaks to St Pancras via Otford and Catford, that timetable information will be published in October.
The feedback period for these draft timetables has now closed, however if you would like to make a further comment please contact our customer services team.
Over the next few months we will provide more detailed travel advice to help you plan your journey.
The rail industry is making plans to help you get around during these disruptions. We’re also working out how these specific changes could affect your ticketing options, to ensure you won't be out of pocket. For now, if you buy an annual season ticket, please continue as usual and we’ll come back to you with an update very soon.
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