Last updated: 1 August 2014
From January 2015, construction work will start on Southeastern platforms 4, 5 and 6 at London Bridge station as part of the government-sponsored £6.5b Thameslink Programme.
- Services to and from Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge.
- Services to and from Westcombe Park, Maze Hill, Greenwich, Deptford, New Cross and St Johns will be permanently re-routed to and from Cannon Street.
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 direct to Charing Cross and will only run to Cannon Street, and 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 in the peak hour
- 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 no longer part of the Southeastern timetable (as these will have transferred to the new Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise in 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 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.