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Christmas and New Year services

Summary of the services we're running over Christmas and New Year

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Saturday 22 December

Normal Saturday service except for the following routes where engineering work is taking place

  • Sole Street Line (Between London & Dover / Ramsgate via Gillingham and Faversham)
  • London Victoria to Gravesend via Bexleyheath 
Sunday 23 December

Normal Sunday service except for the following routes where engineering work is taking place:

  • Woolwich Line (Between London & Dartford / Gillingham via Woolwich Arsenal)
  • Sole Street Line (Between London & Dover / Ramsgate via Gillingham and Faversham)
  • Maidstone East Line (Between London & Ashford via Maidstone East)
  • Sheerness Line
Monday 24 December
(Christmas Eve) 
A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods.

The network will close down earlier than normal, with no trains running after 22:00, 
please make sure you check the time of your last train home.

Tuesday 25 December
(Christmas Day)
 
No service


Wednesday 26 December
(Boxing Day)

No service on any route except - 

  • Highspeed services will run every 30 minutes between Ashford International and London St Pancras
    First train from Ashford: 07:43   First train from London St Pancras: 08:40
    Last train from Ashford: 19:13   Last train from London St Pancras: 20:10

Free parking will be available at Ebbsfleet and Ashford International station car parks. 

Thursday 27 December A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods.

Friday 28 December A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional  trains in the morning and evening peak periods

Saturday 29 December

Normal Saturday service except for the following routes where engineering work is taking place:

  • Grove Park Line (Between London & Orpington / Sevenoaks via Grove Park)
  • The Grove Park to Bromley North service will not run
  • Paddock Wood Line (Between London & Ashford / Dover / Ramsgate via Paddock Wood)

A revised Saturday timetable will operate on the Hastings Line

Sunday 30 December

Normal Sunday service except for the following routes where engineering work is taking place:

  • Woolwich Line (Between London & Dartford / Gillingham via Woolwich Arsenal)
  • Grove Park Line (Between London & Orpington / Sevenoaks via Grove Park)
  • Paddock Wood Line (Between London & Ashford / Dover / Ramsgate via Paddock Wood)

A revised Sunday timetable will operate on the Hastings Line 

Monday 31 December
(New Years Eve)

A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods

We’ll be running extra trains on many routes during the night to help you get home from the festivities

Tuesday 1 January
(New Years Day)

A Sunday timetable will operate except for the following routes where engineering work is taking place: 

  • London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath
  • Sidcup Line (Between London & Dartford via Sidcup)
  • Sole Street Line (Between London & Dover / Ramsgate via Gillingham and Faversham)
  • Maidstone East Line (Between London & Ashford via Maidstone East)
  • Paddock Wood Line (Between London & Ashford / Dover / Ramsgate via Paddock Wood)
Wednesday 2 January Normal weekday service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summary of services by line of route - 

 

Woolwich Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    Engineering work is taking place with buses replacing trains between Lewisham / Greenwich and Dartford. 
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:12 Charing Cross to Dartford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    Engineering work is taking place with buses replacing trains between Lewisham / Greenwich and Plumstead. A shuttle service will run between Plumstead and Dartford
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate with some additional services in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 03:27 London Bridge to Dartford 

Bexleyheath Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    Because of engineering work, Victoria to Gravesend services via Bexleyheath will not run. 
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate on Charing Cross and Cannon Street services
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:06 Victoria to Dartford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    Because of engineering work, Victoria to Dartford / Gravesend services via Bexleyheath will not run.
    A Sunday timetable will operate on Charing Cross and Cannon Street services.
    Additional services will run in the early hours of the morning. 
    Last additional service: 02:56 Charing Cross to Dartford
 

Sidcup Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:18 Charing Cross to Dartford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A revised Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    Engineering work is taking place and buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.
    Additional services will run in the early hours of the morning;
    Last additional service: 02:32 Charing Cross to Gravesend

Hayes Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:07 Charing Cross to Hayes
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate with some additional services in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 03:07 Charing Cross to Hayes 

Grove Park Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:20 Cannon Street to Orpington
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood and buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington calling at all stations via Grove Park.
    The Grove Park to Bromley North shuttle service will not run
  • Sunday 30 December
    Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood and buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington calling at all stations via Grove Park.
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate with some additional services in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 03:05 Charing Cross to Sevenoaks / 03:35 Grove Park to Bromley North 

Bromley South Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last trains from London on Christmas Eve: 20:58 Victoria to Orpington, 21:13 Victoria to Bromley South
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate with some additional services in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 03:28 Victoria to Orpington  

Sole Street Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Rochester with buses replacing trains between Swanley and Strood. Passengers for Sole Street will need to use a minibus service between Meopham & Sole Street.
    Trains between Victoria and Ramsgate & Dover Priory will be revised and run non-stop to Strood, then Rochester and all stations to Ramsgate / Dover (the same applies in the opposite direction) 
  • Sunday 23 December
    Engineering work is taking place between Bromley South and Rochester with buses replacing trains between Bromley South and Strood. Passengers for Sole Street will need to use a minibus service between Meopham & Sole Street.
    Trains between Victoria and Ramsgate & Dover Priory will be revised and run non-stop to Strood, then Rochester and all stations to Ramsgate / Dover (the same applies in the opposite direction) 
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:40 Victoria to Faversham
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    Engineering work in the Folkestone / Dover area means that Victoria to Dover Priory services will start and terminate and Canterbury East with a replacement bus running from Canterbury East to Dover Priory. 
    A Sunday level of service will operate on the rest of the route, with additional trains running in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 01:10 Victoria to Ramsgate / 01:40 Victoria to Gillingham 

Maidstone East Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    Engineering work will be taking place in the Swanley area, with buses replacing trains between Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:25 Victoria to Ashford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    Engineering work is taking place between Otford and Ashford. Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Maidstone and between Maidstone and Ashford. 
    A minibus service will run between West Malling and East Malling,
    Additional trains will run in the early hours of the morning
    Last additional service: 01:25 Victoria to Ashford 

Paddock Wood Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
    Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:40 Charing Cross to Ashford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    Engineering work between Hither Green and Petts Wood means that Charing Cross to Dover Priory and Ramsgate services will start from London Victoria and call additionally at Bromley South, then as normal between Orpington and Dover / Ramsgate (in each direction)
    Tickets can be used on the Underground between Charing Cross / London Bridge /  Southwark / Victoria at no extra charge. 
  • Sunday 30 December
    Engineering work between Hither Green and Petts Wood means that Charing Cross to Dover Priory and Ramsgate services will start from London Victoria and call additionally at Bromley South, then as normal between Orpington and Dover / Ramsgate (in each direction)
    Tickets can be used on the Underground between Charing Cross / London Bridge /  Southwark / Victoria at no extra charge. 
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate although engineering work means buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. Some additional services in the early hours of the morning will operate.
    Last additional service: 02:40 Charing Cross to Ashford 

Hastings Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:15 Charing Cross to Hastings / 21:00 Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells 
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December
    A revised Saturday timetable will operate due to engineering work taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood
  • Sunday 30 December
    A revised Sunday timetable will operate due to engineering work taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate with some additional services in the early hours of the morning.
    Last additional service: 02:45 Charing Cross to Hastings 

Medway Valley Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last connections from London on Christmas Eve: 20:15 from Charing Cross (change at Tonbridge) 20:25 from St Pancras (change at Strood) 
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Saturday 29 December 
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate 

Sheerness Line

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    Engineering work means that buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne & Sheerness
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate 
    The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last connection from London on Christmas Eve: 19:40 from Victoria (change at Sittingbourne)
    19:55 from St Pancras (change at Sittingbourne)
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate 
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate 

High speed via Ashford

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods
    The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 21:12 St Pancras to Ashford
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day 
  • Boxing Day – Wednesday 26 December
    A special service will run between Ashford International and London St Pancras every 30 minutes;
    First train from Ashford: 07:43 First train from St Pancras: 08:40
    Last train from Ashford: 19:13 Last train from St Pancras: 20:10
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A revised Sunday timetable will operate with buses replacing trains between Folkestone Central and Deal.  

High speed Line via Gravesend

  • Saturday 22 December
    The normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 23 December
    The normal Sunday timetable will operate 
  • Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods
    The network will close down earlier than usual.
    Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:55 St Pancras to Faversham
  • There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day
  • Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods
  • Saturday 29 December
    A normal Saturday timetable will operate
  • Sunday 30 December
    A normal Sunday timetable will operate
  • Monday 31 December
    A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
  • Tuesday 1 January
    A Sunday timetable will operate 
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