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Southeastern timetable changes as of Sunday 15 May

Some train timetables changed on Sunday 15 May, with the majority of changes being additional and longer trains for visitors to the Kent coast, from the end of May until the beginning of September.

The vast majority of train times will remain the same, with very few changes. This timetable change is a ‘roll-over’ of the December 2021 timetable. Capacity on board will remain the same, and in some places be increased across the network, with some minor changes to accommodate seasonal services.

In addition, on Sundays, a number of additional trains will be added between Ashford and London Charing Cross.

You can easily check how busy your train might be with our SeatFinder tools, and catch the train that works best for you.

We may need to make some changes to the timetables, so we recommend you check your journey before travelling.

The May 2022 timetable is a roll forward of the existing timetable with the following changes:

Monday to Friday

  • 0525 Ashford to Dover additional service calling at Folkestone West & Folkestone Central
  • 0635 Gravesend to start from Strood at 0625 and call additionally at Higham
  • 2240 Charing Cross to Dover will be formed of 12 cars between Charing Cross and Ashford

Saturday

  • 0931 Tonbridge to Charing Cross will start from Tunbridge Wells at 0921 and call additionally at High Brooms
  • 1231 Tonbridge to Charing Cross will start from Tunbridge Wells at 1221 and call additionally at High Brooms
  • 1030 Charing Cross to Tonbridge is extended to Tunbridge Wells calling additionally at High Brooms
  • 1251 Tunbridge Wells to Charing Cross will not run
  • 1400 Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will not run

Sunday

  • Additional services from Ashford to Charing Cross will operate at the following times: 1004 / 1104 / 1204 & 1504 /1604 / 1704 & 1804 
  • Additional services from Charing Cross to Ashford will operate at the following times: 1110 / 1210 / 1310 & 1610 / 1710 / 1810 & 1910 
  • 0727 Gillingham to Ramsgate will start 2 minutes earlier to improve the connection at Faversham into the 0755 Faversham to Dover service
  • Victoria to Ramsgate services via Maidstone East now run later from Ashford to Ramsgate to improve the connection out of services from Charing Cross via Tonbridge

Monday 25th July until Friday 2nd September 

  • 0924 Cannon St to Ramsgate, additional service will operate that will call at all stations to Dartford via Greenwich & Woolwich, then Greenhithe, Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate & Broadstairs.

Saturdays from 28th May until 3rd September

  • 0830 & 0930 Cannon St to Ramsgate, additional services will operate that will call at all stations to Dartford via Greenwich & Woolwich, then Greenhithe, Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate & Broadstairs.
  • 1642 & 1742 Ramsgate to Cannon St, additional services will operate with the same calling pattern as above.
  • 0910 and hourly until 1210 Victoria to Dover services are diverted to Ramsgate calling additionally at Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate and Broadstairs, but will not call at Newington or Teynham.
  • 0842 and hourly until 1142 Victoria to Gillingham services are extended to Dover and will call at all stations.
  • 1618 and hourly until 1918 Dover to Victoria services will start from Ramsgate and will call additionally at Broadstairs, Margate, Herne Bay and Whitstable, but will not call at Teynham or Newington
  • 1715 and hourly until 2115 Gillingham to Victoria services will start back from Dover and will call at all stations

Train Formations

  • 0910 and half hourly until 1210 Victoria to Ramsgate services will be formed of 11 or 12 cars
  • 1553 and hourly until 1853 Ramsgate to Victoria services will be formed of 11 or 12 cars
  • 1632 and hourly until 1932 Ramsgate to Victoria services will be formed of 11 or 12 cars
  • St Pancras to Ramsgate High Speed services in either direction will be formed of 12 cars (with the exception of some early morning services)
  • 1012 / 1112 / 1212 St Pancras to Margate via Canterbury West will be formed of 12 cars
  • 2312 St Pancras to Margate will be formed of 12 cars (Note this is for the entire timetable period)
  • 1555 / 1655 / 1855 Margate to St Pancras will be formed of 12 cars

Sundays from 29th May until 4th September

  • 0936 & 1036 Cannon St to Ramsgate, additional services will operate that will call at all stations to Dartford via Greenwich & Woolwich, then Greenhithe, Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate & Broadstairs.
  • 1642 & 1742 Ramsgate to Cannon St additional services will operate with the same calling pattern as above.
  • 1000 & 1100 Victoria to Ramsgate additional services will operate calling at Bromley South, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate & Broadstairs.
  • 1632 / 1732 & 1832 Ramsgate to Victoria additional services will operate with the same calling pattern as above

Train Formations

  • 0940 / 1040 / 1140 / 1240 Victoria to Ramsgate will be formed of 12 cars
  • 1653 / 1753 / 1853 Ramsgate to Victoria will be formed of 12 cars
  • 1012 & 1112 St Pancras to Margate will be formed of 12 cars
  • 1655 & 1755 Margate to St Pancras will be formed of 12 cars
  • Services between St Pancras and Ramsgate via Faversham will be formed of 12 cars (with the exception of some early morning and evening services)

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Our SeatFinder timetables allow you to check in advance how busy your train might be, allowing you to plan ahead and travel with confidence.

Using train loading data from the previous four weeks, you can quickly see which services are likely to be busy on your route, and which are a bit quieter.

SeatFinder timetables provide information for individual weekday services and includes most, but not all, of our trains. If there is no seat availability shown for your journey, it means information isn’t available for that train yet. We are working hard to bring you more information as soon as we can.

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