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TCS London Marathon 2023

The TCS London Marathon takes place on Sunday 23 April 2023 and you can get to the three start areas with Southeastern. Please find more details below about our services to the start areas and free travel arrangements for runners.

Getting to the start areas

  • Blue start – travel to Blackheath station from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge or Victoria.
  • Red start – travel to Greenwich or Maze Hill stations from Cannon Street and London Bridge.
  • Green start – travel to Maze Hill station from Cannon Street and London Bridge.

Below is a selection of first train times to the start areas – check before you travel and use our online journey planner.

2023 London Marathon first trains to starting points

Trains are likely to be busier than normal, so please allow extra time for your journey.

London Bridge is expected to be very busy, so we advise spectators to take a later train if possible.

Ticket arrangements 

Does my race number get me free travel on Southeastern to the start areas?

Yes. If you’re a runner, you can travel for free on Southeastern services from the following stations to your starting point:

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • London Victoria

Just show your race number to a member of Southeastern staff at the gate line to claim your free travel.

Please note that you will still need valid train tickets for travel into London and for the rest of the day after the race.

Is there free travel for runner supporters or spectators?

Only TCS London Marathon runners with a race number are entitled to free travel to the start of the race from our London terminals. Unfortunately, we are not able to extend this to supporters or spectators. Please buy a ticket before you travel and have a great day.

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