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A Message From Southeastern

By Staplehurst Parish Council Staplehurst Parish Council

Thursday, 2 September 2021


Staplehurst Parish Council Contributor


Southeastern is introducing a new timetable with more frequent services and longer trains on many routes from 12 September.

The changes will see the frequency of trains increased on some routes, meaning that there’s more space for available on-board particularly at peak times as people return to the railway.

Changes include introduction of new Class 707 trains

  • Eight trains per hour on the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines at the busiest times, with six trains per hour on the Sidcup line either side of peak times
  • Additional off-peak trains reintroduced between Hayes-Charing Cross, with longer trains in the morning peak
  • Longer trains introduced on the Bexleyheath line in the evening peak
  • Ashford-Headcorn-Cannon Street trains reintroduced at peak times with the reintroduction of two trains per hour during off-peak times
  • Hastings-Cannon Street peak time trains reinstated, as well as trains either side of peak times.
  • Class 707 trains, new to Southeastern, introduced on some routes in the London area

Passengers advised to use SeatFinder to check service busyness

You can easily check how busy your train might be with our SeatFinder tool, and catch the train that works best for you, by downloading the Southeastern app or by checking your journey on our Live Departure Boards.

Southeastern is also encouraging passengers to use The Key – our contactless smartcard - to fast track through the station and avoid the queues. The Key enables you to buy and download your tickets at home via our website or the Southeastern app – and can be ordered online.

While the pandemic continues, we are also asking our passengers to wear a face covering in crowded spaces, out of respect for others.

Find out more

For more information about the new timetable please visit our dedicated webpage

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