Southreastern Railways are making some small changes to the timetable this autumn. From 9 October, some morning trains will leave a few minutes earlier. Evening trains will leave London at the same time as usual, but some will arrive at stations along their route a few minutes later. You can view all the detail on their website here.

The timetables that will run are available to view below and download in PDF:

On days when the weather is expected to be at its worst, some services will leave earlier or call less frequently at some stations, which you can check on the short term autumn timetables page.

These timetable changes give the extra time needed to drive the trains safely.

Check before you travel using the online journey planner.

Southeastern will introduce a new timetable from 11 December 2022, designed to provide a simpler, more reliable train service for customers across Kent, East Sussex and South-East London.

New timetable designed to reduce delays and cancellations:

The timetable reflects the way people now travel and includes changes that will improve overall punctuality across this part of the network. The simpler structure also means Southeastern has the flexibility to alter train services as demand changes.

Trains will leave at the same time each hour at many stations:

The new ‘standard hour’ timetable will mean a more consistent service throughout the day, with most trains leaving stations at broadly the same time each hour, with additional trains at peak times.

First class removal to provide more space:

Southeastern is also removing First Class on all of its Mainline trains, freeing up as many as 60 seats per day on each 12-car train, meaning an additional four million seats will be available to all customers annually.

300,000 more station stops on time every year:

The timetable improvements will ensure that more trains run on time, with fewer cancellations, meaning around 300,000 more station stops will be on time every year. It also helps Southeastern recover services from disruption more quickly. Congestion will be reduced at busy junctions such as at Lewisham, Paddock Wood and Tonbridge to improve punctuality.

Mainline services:

  • New all-day services from Maidstone East to Charing Cross (via London Bridge).
  • More morning peak services on the Ashford line.

Metro services:

  • Beckenham Junction to London Blackfriars peak services to be reinstated.
  • A new service in morning and evening peaks between Crayford and London Blackfriars.
  • London Victoria to Herne Hill services will now run through to Orpington.
  • All trains on the Hayes line will terminate at London Charing Cross, with quick connections available at London Bridge.
  • All trains on the Woolwich line will terminate at London Cannon Street with quick connections available at London Bridge.
  • Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines will terminate at Cannon St and Victoria only in quieter, off-peak times.
  • The above changes are being made to reduce congestion at busy junctions and improve reliability and punctuality which customers tell us are their top priorities. The services will still meet customer demand and are supplemented by trains from other operators such as Thameslink and reflect a shift of customers now using the new Elizabeth Line services. 
  • London Bridge has been designed for quick interchange and every platform is fully accessible with lifts.

Highspeed services:

  • The Highspeed “rounder” services won’t return – trains will continue to run between St Pancras and Ramsgate via Dover and St Pancras and Ramsgate via Faversham and between St Pancras and Margate via Canterbury 

Further information:

To find out more, see the new timetables in PDF documents and for FAQ please visit the dedicated webpage.

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