Southeastern passengers will soon benefit from 68 extra carriages which will be added to trains on the busiest services from mid-September. These carriages will provide over 5,000 additional seats into London in the morning peak alone, enabling thousands more people to travel in greater comfort. More information here. Alternative, you can view a map of additional carriages here.
Leaves on the line and leaf fall timetables
You wouldn’t think the humble leaf could cause so much trouble.
Thousands of tonnes of leaves fall onto wet train tracks every autumn. These can form a smooth and slippery layer of mucky mulch on the rails.
Our trains then find it harder to grip the track and brake. This also confuses the signals, which rely on electric currents in the track to work out where the trains are. We don’t want to leave you in the lurch, so we’re working with Network Rail (who manage the infrastructure we run our trains on):
- Using trains with water jets to clear leaves from the rails
- Clearing away hundreds of miles of vegetation by the tracks
View our latest leaf fall timetables below.