Times have changed as of 2 June 

On Sunday, 2 June, we introduced a new timetable as part of our commitment to build a better, more reliable, and sustainable railway

These changes provide better spacing of trains across the day, meaning less waiting time on platforms. We've also reviewed capacity and provided more space on our busiest services.

More than 220 extra services from 15 December

As our railway continues to grow, we are listening to your feedback, and have more changes planned later this year.

Our next timetable starts on Sunday 15 December and there will be an additional 44 services per day, totalling 220 per week.

This includes the introduction of 12 additional ‘rounder’ services on the Sidcup and Greenwich lines in the morning and evening peaks, improving access to the Elizabeth Line, as well as linking the Sidcup line with Cannon Street and New Cross.

These services will call at: Cannon Street, London Bridge, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith, Slade Green, Crayford, Bexley, Albany Park, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham, Lee, Hither Green, St Johns, New Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street.

We will also increase off-peak and evening stopping services between Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill to provide trains every 15 minutes – enabling a ‘turn up and go’ Metro timetable.

Two evening services from Charing Cross to Maidstone East extended to Ashford International, calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham and Charing.

These services should be available in online journey planners from Sunday 22 September, and we will publish more details here closer to that time. 

Changes by route


The 12 additional Cannon Street rounder services will run via Greenwich and Sidcup in both directions across the morning and evening peak.

Extra services (stopping at all stations except Lewisham)

  • 07.35, 08.05 and 08.36 Cannon Street rounder services via Sidcup and Greenwich.
  • 16.04 Cannon Street rounder service via Sidcup and Greenwich.
  • 08.32 Cannon Street rounder service via Greenwich and Sidcup.
  • 16.02 and half hourly until 19.02 Cannon Street rounder service via Greenwich and Sidcup.

There are also additional part rounder services:

  • 06.27 New Cross to Cannon Street via Bexleyheath and Greenwich, calling at all stations.
  • 15.29, 15.59 and 16.29 Slade Green to Cannon Street via Greenwich calling at all stations.

Greenwich and Woolwich line

More services are running between Slade Green and Cannon Street via Woolwich and Greenwich at peak times.

This will increase frequency at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park to six trains an hour, with a 10-minute interval at peak times.

Woolwich Dockyard, Erith and Belvedere will also have six trains an hour at peak times.

At Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood and Slade Green there will be eight trains an hour at peak times.

To improve the waiting time for travel between Abbey Wood and Dartford trains will run at 15-minute intervals.

Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines

To provide an earlier arrival into London on weekdays the 05.23 Dartford to Charing Cross via Bexleyheath will depart 11 minutes earlier at 05.12.

To provide an earlier direct service from the Bexleyheath line stations to Abbey Wood for inter-change with the Elizabeth Line there will be an additional 06.27 New Cross to Cannon Street service via Bexleyheath and Greenwich calling at all stations on weekdays. 

There will be a 05.05 service from Dartford to Charing Cross calling at all stations via Sidcup and Lewisham to fill a 32-minute gap during weekdays.

London Victoria to Orpington

Extra trains will run Monday to Friday on this route during off peak and evenings to provide an all-day service with four per trains an hour. The 15-minute interval delivers a turn up and go frequency.

  • Four trains an hour into Victoria between 06.03 until 23.33.
  • Four trains an hour from Victoria between 05.57 and 23.27.
  • This increases the service frequency at Brixton, Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Syden-ham Hill, Penge East, Kent House, Beckenham Junction, Shortlands, Bromley South, Bickley and Petts Wood.

Mainline and High Speed

To provide an earlier arrival in London the 05.48 Dover to St Pancras on weekdays will start earlier at 05.45.

To give school pupils more time to get on and off the trains the 07.33 and 08.05 Strood to Tonbridge services are starting a minute earlier, and they’ll have additional dwell time at New Hythe and Aylesford.

To fill an hour gap between Chartham and Chilham the 08.44 Ramsgate to Charing Cross service will run at 08.42 with additional stops at Chartham (09.11) and Chilham (09.14).

To offer more evening services the 21.29 and 22.29 Charing Cross to Maidstone East trains will run to Ashford on weekdays, calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham and Charing.

Read the summary of changes for June below.

June timetable change summary

Digital timetables are now available, and you can check your train in online journey planners up to 12 weeks before the date you'd like to travel.