Kent commuters: Don't forget new Southeastern timetable comes into force on December 11

PUBLISHED: 12:36 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:36 28 November 2016




It will include changes to some key commuter routes and alterations to Sunday services

Commuters and travellers using Southeastern’s rail services are advised to check before they set out next month when the new timetable comes into force.

There will be changes to a number of popular commuter and Sunday services as the train operator continues to work around the on-going Thameslink work in and around the London Bridge area.

From Sunday, December 11, a timetable comes into force which will run until May 2017.

Key among the changes will be new direct fast morning peak service for travellers using Crofton Park, Bellingham or Sevenoaks, Dunton Green, Knockholt and Chelsfield.

Crofton Park and Bellingham passengers will gain a new direct fast morning peak service to Victoria - currently Southeastern trains from Crofton Park and Bellingham either go to Blackfriars or St Pancras - while the hourly service from Charing Cross to Orpington via Grove Park will be extended to Sevenoaks to provide two trains per hour for Chelsfield, Knockholt and Dunton Green on Sundays.

As part of the changes, Hayes to Cannon Street services will be diverted from Lewisham to Charing Cross and will call additionally at London Bridge and Waterloo East, but will no longer serve St Johns or New Cross.

Similarly, Sevenoaks to Charing Cross trains will call additionally at London Bridge and Waterloo East, but will no longer serve St Johns or New Cross.

In addition, extensive Thameslink related engineering works taking place on Sundays will mean trains to and from New Cross and St Johns will be replaced by bus services. Some of this work is being done at Charing Cross; when this is the case, services will be diverted to Cannon Street and some of the diverted services will call at New Cross and St Johns.

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