From January 2015, construction work will start on Southeastern platforms 4, 5 and 6 at London Bridge station. This is part of the government-sponsored £6.5b Thameslink Programme which will dramatically increase capacity on one of Europe's busiest stretches of railway. This means:
From January 2015 – August 2016: Charing Cross services won’t be able to stop at London Bridge.
From August 2016 – early 2018: Cannon Street services won’t be able to stop 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.
Over the next few months we will provide more detailed travel advice to help you plan your journey.
Key changes for Southeastern passengers
January 2015 Draft Timetable
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.
- London to Ashford via Maidstone East (Mainline 2A)
- Tonbridge and Paddock Wood to Strood via Maidstone West (Mainline 2B)
- Chatham Mainline (Mainline 3)
- London to Ramsgate via Tonbridge & Ashford (Mainline 4)
- London to Hastings (Mainline 5)
- London to Gillingham via Strood (Metro 7A)
- London to Dartford via Greenwich (Metro 7B)
- London to Dartford via Bexleyheath (Metro 7C)
- London to Gravesend via Sidcup (Metro 7D)
- London to Hayes (Metro 8)
- London to Bromley North, Orpington & Sevenoaks via Grove Park (Metro 9)
- London to Bromley South and Orpington via Herne Hill (Metro 10)
- High Speed to East Kent via Ashford and Canterbury West (High Speed)
- High Speed to North Kent and Dover via Faversham (High Speed)
If you have any feedback on our draft timetable please email TimetableManagement@southeasternrailway.co.uk.
The rail industry is making plans to help you get around during this disruption. We’re also working out how these specific changes could affect your ticketing options, with the objective that you shouldn’t be out of pocket while we’re doing this crucial work.
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.
- Thameslink Programme
- Southern Railway travel advice
- First Capital Connect travel advice
- Transport for London travel advice