Coronavirus travel advice
Reduced Southeastern timetable to support key workers
Southeastern, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.
From Monday 23rd March we introduced a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.
We’ve made a number of tweaks to the timetable reflecting feedback we’ve received from people making essential journeys. An updated reduced timetable with extra early morning services on some lines will be introduced from Monday 30th March. You can check the revised timetable online, they are also available to download below.
Our amended timetable will run until further notice, and is available in online journey planners now. A map of the planned service and the timetables are available below.
This national change has been agreement with the government and around half the usual number of trains will run. Enough capacity will be provided to allow passengers making essential journeys to follow the official guidance on social distancing.
Wherever possible we will ensure that early morning and late evening services remain in timetables so that key workers like nurses, police officers and firefighters can get to work.
The reduced service timetable balances the current significantly reduced levels of demand with the need to reduce the number of people required to run the network, which will help to ensure there are enough staff to keep services running over the coming weeks and months.
Passengers will still be able to travel from all of our stations, and on some routes you may need to change trains to complete your journey.
Please follow the government advice, and only travel if your journey is absolutely essential. Passengers should check before they travel using online journey planners.
Revised timetables from Monday 30 March
- London to Ramsgate via Ashford, Canterbury West and Dover (Includes High speed services)
- London to the Medway Towns / Dover and Ramsgate via Faversham
- Maidstone East and West lines
- Hastings Line
- Metro routes via Woolwich / Bexleyheath and Sidcup
- Hayes and Sevenoaks (via Grove Park)
- London to Orpington via Herne Hill
Reduced ticket office opening hours
From Wednesday 1 April we will temporarily close the ticket offices at around 60 stations where fewer than 20 transactions are currently being made each day. We will also reduce the ticket office and gateline hours at other stations to focus on morning and afternoon peak times when they are busiest.
The safety of our staff is an absolute priority, and they are doing a vital job ensuring that train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. This positive action will reduce the number of colleagues working in stations but still maintain a visible presence when passengers need us, while helping to protect our colleagues and those passengers still making essential journeys from the risk of further spreading COVID-19.
|Open twice daily
6am - 10am & 3pm - 7pm
6am - 10am
|Ashford International||Lewisham||Aylesham||Albany Park||Martin Mill|
|Barnehurst||London Bridge||Birchington||Barming||Maze Hill|
|Battle||London Cannon Street||Borough Green & Wrotham||Bearsted||Meopham|
|Beckenham Junction||London Charing Cross||Folkestone West||Belvedere||New Beckenham|
|Broadstairs||Margate||Maidstone West||Brixton||Penge East|
|Bromley South||Mottingham||Marden||Bromley North||Pluckley|
|Canterbury East||New Eltham||Northfleet||Catford Bridge||Sandling|
|Charlton||Otford||Robertsbridge||Chestfield & Swalecliffe||Snodland|
|Chatham||Paddock Wood||Sandwich||Chislehurst||Sole Street|
|Chelsfield||Petts Wood||Sheerness||Clock House||St Johns|
|Crayford||Plumstead||Shepherds Well||Crowhurst||Stone Crossing|
|Dartford||Rainham (Kent)||Slade Green||Deptford||Stonegate|
|Deal||Ramsgate||Sturry||Eden Park||Sundridge Park|
|Dover Priory||Rochester||Swanscombe||Elmers End||Sydenham Hill|
|Faversham||St Leonards Warrior Square||Falconwood||West St Leonards|
|Folkestone Central||St Mary Cray||Farningham Road||West Wickham|
|Gillingham (Kent)||Staplehurst||Frant||Westcombe Park|
|Grove Park||Tonbridge||Kent House|
|Herne Bay||West Malling||Lee|
|High Brooms||Woolwich Arsenal||Lower Sydenham|
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