Timetable changes next week

Southeastern train times will change from Monday 8 February 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Southeastern train times will change from Monday 8 February, with some further amendments from 22 February.

These changes reflect current levels of demand, the availability of our colleagues and will ensure that those passengers who need to travel with us have as comfortable a journey as possible.

Many services will remain unchanged, please see the list below for details of the changes.

Summary of changes from 8 February (updated from the weekend)

Chatham Line

  • Off peak London Victoria to Dover Priory semi-fast services via Canterbury East will not run
  • Off peak London Victoria to Gillingham stopping services will be extended to Dover Priory and will call at all stations
  • Off peak services will be hourly on the Sheerness branch

Maidstone East Line

  • Off peak services will no longer call at Canterbury West and will run between London Victoria & Ashford International only except at peak/school times

Ashford Line

  • Many of the additional peak time services between Ashford International & Ramsgate via Deal will not run
  • Peak time services from Ramsgate and Dover Priory to London Cannon Street via Tonbridge are reduced to one service each way in the morning and evening peak from Ashford International to London Cannon Street

Hastings Line

  • Off peak London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells services will not run
  • Evening services between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells are reduced to an hourly service
  • One off peak train per hour from London Charing Cross to Hastings will call additionally at Hildenborough
  • Peak time services from Hastings to London Cannon Street will not run

Medway Valley Line

  • The Medway Valley Line will have one train per hour between Paddock Wood and Strood (Off peak and evening Maidstone West to Strood shuttle services will not run)
    • School time services continue to operate to and from Tonbridge


  • Off peak and evening services from London Charing Cross to Hayes will not run
  • Bromley North to Grove Park will have two trains per hour
  • Thameslink services between Orpington & Luton via Catford will have two services a day in each direction
    • Sevenoaks to Blackfriars services via Catford continue to operate two trains per hour
    • Rainham to Luton services via Dartford & Greenwich continue to operate two trains per hour all day

Journey planners will be updated again on 13 February – check before you travel

Responding to the pandemic means that information in the journey planner is not available as far in advance as usual.

Check your journey now for train times from Monday 8 February.

For travel from Monday 22 February, journey planners will be updated from 13 February.

How you can help us keep the railway Covid-safe

The Government’s national lockdown announcement requires everyone to stay at home, please only travel for work if essential or for other legally permitted reasons.

If you must travel please plan ahead, book tickets online – paying with contactless wherever possible, and avoiding travelling at busy times using our SeatFinder tools.

We also ask that our passengers carry hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and observe social distancing when on our trains, in line with government guidance.

For more information please check our Coronavirus FAQs.

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