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Train companies affected:National Rail
Last updated:Today at 00:03
Train companies affected:South Western Railway

Amended weekday Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern Metro routes until Friday 8 December 

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Service alteration details

Incident reported: 19 Oct 2023 at 11:14

Last updated

29 Nov 2023 at 18:27

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Some Southeastern Metro Routes at Off-Peak times


50 million leaves fall onto our train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and compressed under train wheels, they form a thin layer which can be as treacherous and slippery as black ice.

It's forecast that our trains will have less grip on the tracks because of weather conditions and leaf fall, and so on weekdays until Friday 8 December we'll be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable to give our drivers more time to drive the trains safely.

This is aside from on Wednesday 6 December when there will be no Southeastern service in operation due to ASLEF Union industrial action.

For more information and to plan your journey, please visit or use #SEAutumn on Twitter / X.

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.