SouthEastern Time Table Changes from 29 August

South Eastern Time-Table Changes, effective 29th August 2016

The new timetable will officially start from Sunday 28 August but because of the works at London Bridge the first date it will fully operate is Friday 2 September. In summary:
  • Network Rail requires a major closure at London Bridge at the end of August.
  • Work will affect Southeastern services for six days from Saturday 27 August to Thursday 1 September inclusive.
  • The new platforms 7, 8 and 9 at London Bridge will open allowing Southeastern services to and from Charing Cross to once again call at London Bridge.
  • London Bridge platforms 1, 2 and 3 will close meaning trains to and from Cannon Street will no longer call at London Bridge until completion of the Thameslink Programme in 2018
  • Until August 2018, trains FROM Charing Cross will NOT stop at London Bridge on Mondays to Fridays between 0804 and 0917. Trains TO Charing Cross will NOT stop on Mondays to Fridays between 1632 and 1804
  • Additional early morning trains will run meaning that on Mondays to Fridays all Metro routes will have arrivals into both Cannon Street and Charing Cross prior to 0700
  • We’ll be increasing the number of 12 car operated trains to London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross providing more capacity at the busiest times
  • At Off-Peak times we’ll be running six trains per hour from Lewisham to Charing Cross instead of four
  • On Sundays the existing pattern of service will continue to operate to and from Cannon Street and Charing Cross with some re-timings to take account of Charing Cross services calling at London Bridge.

SouthEastern appreciate that not everyone will be happy with the outcome of the consultation but all timetables are a compromise between the service specification set by the Department for Transport, the infrastructure and rolling stock resources available and the sometimes conflicting but equally legitimate demands of passengers and stakeholders from the stations we serve.

It’s near impossible to please everyone but we hope we have come up with a compromise that meets the needs of the majority of people who use our services.

Hastings line impacts.

Changes affecting the Hastings line (between London and Hastings via Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells) are as follows:

  • Most Off-Peak Tunbridge Wells to Cannon Street services are diverted to Charing Cross and will call at London Bridge and Waterloo East (On Mondays to Fridays the 1603, 1629, 1933 and 2003 Cannon Street to Tunbridge Wells services will continue to operate from Cannon Street)
  • Additional trains will run as follows: 0529, 0629, 0747, 0815 and 0850 (Saturdays) Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells calling at High Brooms
  • 0545 (Mondays to Fridays) Tonbridge to Charing Cross calling at Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Chelsfield, Orpington, London Bridge and Waterloo East
  • The 0548 (Saturdays) Tunbridge Wells to Tonbridge will start at 0551 and is extended to Charing Cross, calling at Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Orpington, London Bridge and Waterloo East
  • The 0700 (Mondays to Fridays) Tunbridge Wells to Cannon Street is diverted to Charing Cross calling additionally at Waterloo East
  • The 0740 (Mondays to Fridays) Ore to Cannon Street is diverted to Charing Cross calling additionally at Waterloo East
  • The 0745 (Saturdays) Charing Cross to Hastings will no longer stop at Frant, Stonegate, Etchingham, Robertsbridge, Crowhurst and West St Leonards
  • The 0800 (Saturdays) Tonbridge to Hastings will start from Charing Cross at 0715 and call additionally at Waterloo East, London Bridge, Orpington and Sevenoaks
  • The 0804 (Mondays to Fridays) (Amber Express) Hastings to Charing Cross is diverted to Cannon Street and will no longer stop at London Bridge or Waterloo East
  • The 0930 (Mondays to Fridays) Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will no longer run
  • The 1620 (Mondays to Fridays) (Amber Express) Charing Cross to Hastings will start from Cannon Street and will no longer stop at Waterloo East or London Bridge
  • The 1832 (Mondays to Fridays) Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will call additionally at Orpington but will no longer stop at Chelsfield
  • The 1845 (Mondays to Fridays) Charing Cross to Hastings will call additionally at Orpington but will no longer stop at Crowhurst
  • The 2305 (Mondays to Saturdays) Tunbridge Wells to Tonbridge is extended to Charing Cross calling at Hildenborough, Sevenoaks, Orpington, London Bridge and Waterloo East

All information extracted from the SouthEastern announcement. SHRIMP, May 2016