Southeastern

Departures
Arrivals
There are also planned engineering works for today Check before travelling
Last updated: 06:32

Out
Out
Today
Dep
Return
Return
Today
Dep
Passengers

You cannot have more than 9 passengers

You cannot have more railcards than passengers

Add a railcard

Severe weather conditions

Find out why severe weather conditions, such as snow or falling leaves, may affect your journey…

Why do snow and ice cause train delays?

Here in the UK we use the “third rail” system to power our trains. Snow and ice on the line makes it difficult for trains to draw power from the third rail. When this happens, trains can become stuck or "fail".
 
In very cold weather, we try to stop ice forming on the rails by running de-icer trains and empty or ‘ghost’ trains through the night. 
 
We know you need to get to work, but sometimes it’s just not safe to run our trains. We take guidance on this from Network Rail, which manages the UK's railway infrastructure.
 

Why do leaves on the line cause train delays?

It’s the announcement everyone dreads, but leaves on the line are a real problem every autumn. Services can be delayed because leaf mulch makes the tracks slippery and drivers have to brake earlier and accelerate slower. 
   
To keep the lines as clear as possible and keep you moving, Network Rail has cut back tonnes of vegetation and has special teams trackside. However, when leaf fall is very heavy there can be disruption. If Network Rail say they expect problems, we’ll run a reduced timetable, also known as a leaf fall timetable. 
 
Read about how we handle delays caused by leaves, flooding and more. 

Can I claim compensation for weather disruption?

If you’re delayed by more than 30 minutes you can claim compensation using the Delay Repay scheme
 
If you’re delayed by more than 30 minutes against the timetable, you can claim compensation using the Delay Repay scheme.

Can I use one of your High Speed trains if there is major disruption?

Yes, in certain circumstances you can use a High Speed service with a non-High Speed ticket. We’ll let you know which tickets will be accepted and for how long. 
 
This might apply when:
  • all services are suspended, or there is a line closure, on the Chatham mainline between Faversham and either Victoria or Charing Cross and Cannon Street in either direction
  • all services are suspended, or there is a line closure, on one of the Ashford mainlines, affecting trains via Tonbridge or Maidstone East in either direction
  • there is severe disruption to our network because of flooding, heavy snow, landslips, etc
 

My question isn't here…