Service alteration details

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Amended Off-Peak weekday timetable on some Southeastern Metro routes until Friday 3 December

Incident created
28/10/2021 10:13
Last updated
25/11/2021 14:43
Route affected

Some Off Peak routes across the Southeastern network.

 
TOC(s) affected
Southeastern;
Description

50 million leaves fall onto our 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, we need to introduce a different timetable on some routes.

Our drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes give us the extra time we need to drive the trains safely.

Rail conditions are expected to be at their worst from until Friday 3 December and Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak weekday metro timetable on these days.

For more information and to plan your journey, please visit southeasternrailway.co.uk/autumn 

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