Service alteration details

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Amended Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 18 October

Incident created
10/10/2019 10:33
Last updated
14/10/2019 04:00
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
TOC(s) affected
Southeastern;
Description

50 million leaves fall on to train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. On days or weeks when rails are most slippery, different timetables need to be introduced on some routes.

Drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes allow drivers the extra time they need to drive the trains safely.

Conditions are expected to be at its worst between Monday 14 - Friday 18 October and Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable on these days.

For more information, please follow this link.

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