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Southeastern - Coronavirus travel advice and timetable information for Wednesday 8 July

Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
08/07/2020 03:42
Route affected

All Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Southeastern is currently operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for essential workers can keep running throughout the prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday 6 July, a new timetable was introduced. Train times have changed and there is a more frequent services on many routes. A map of the planned service and the timetables are available below. You can check your journey in online journey planners or create your own personalised timetable

Please note online Journey Planners will be updated as follows -

Weekday Services: Changes for the following week will be available from journey planners 7 days in advance.

Weekend Services: Changes for the weekend will be shown from the Thursday morning.

As the government has said, social distancing means there will be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers on the railway. The safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority. Please help us keep the railway free for those who need it most.

Consider if your journey is necessary, if so consider using alternative means of travel such as cycling or walking, and if that’s not possible travel off-peak, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. 

If you need to travel, please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.


Timetables are available in Online Journey Planners now with full details up to and including Friday 17th July, and a map of the planned service frequency for each line, is available here

This timetable change will increase the number of services to approximately 80% of our normal timetable across our network as follows: 

  • Hayes line from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Bromley North line from 2 to 3 trains per hour
  • Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells from 3 to 4 trains per hour
  • Tunbridge Wells to Hastings from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Charlton to Dartford via Woolwich from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Dover from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Canterbury West from 1 to 3 trains per hour
  • Faversham to Ramsgate from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Blackfriars and Elephant & Castle
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Crofton Park and Bellingham
  • Reintroduction of a limited high speed service between Maidstone West / Snodland / Strood and London St Pancras International


For updates on particularly busy stations, please click here.

Ticket Offices

Following some temporary closures and reduced working hours, all Southeastern ticket offices have resumed their normal opening hours.

Assisted travel

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

Face coverings

Following the recent government announcement, face coverings must be worn when travelling by public transport.

For more information please follow this link


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