Southeastern publishes 2015 timetable with widespread disruption to London Bridge services

News Shopper: Southeastern publishes 2015 timetable with widespread disruption to London Bridge services Southeastern publishes 2015 timetable with widespread disruption to London Bridge services

Southeastern trains have published their draft timetable for next year - including widespread disruption caused by the £6.5m Thameslink programme.

From January, work at London Bridge's Southeastern platforms will begin, meaning Charing Cross services will not stop there until August 2016.

After that, Cannon Street trains won’t stop at London Bridge until early 2018.

Other changes will mean Greenwich line services no longer run direct to Charing Cross with one less train in the morning peak and three less in the evening.

Meanwhile, New Cross and St Johns trains will only run to Cannon Street.

Other changes inlcude the diversion of some trains on Metro and Mainline services such as Orpington into London Blackfriars.

Catford loop services will be taken out of the Southeastern timetable as they will transfer to different franchises.

Managing director Charles Horton said: "Our passengers, particularly those who use London Bridge station will need to change their travel patterns while the work is carried out.

"We’ve got a huge job to provide a service that meets demand at a time when track capacity has much reduced, and we’ve developed a timetable – with new journey opportunities, longer trains and later services to help meet that challenge. 

"We consulted with our customers and stakeholders to develop our plans and this timetable balances the competing needs of passengers with the infrastructure constraints.

"Today we’ve released the timetables early, so that customers can look at the changes and start to plan ahead, and as we move closer to 11 January 2015, when the new timetable takes effect, we’ll be ramping up our efforts to keep people informed."

To see the timetable visit the website.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:00pm Fri 4 Jul 14

SidcupResident says...

Looks like from 2015 many people will be having to get a bus to their nearest tube station (North Greenwich, Woolwich etc.) and get a tube into London from there.
On the plus side the season ticket will be cheaper.

In separate news, I can't believe Keolis (Southeastern's parent company) got the DLR contract for 7 years!

http://m.bbc.co.uk/n
ews/business-2815712
8
Looks like from 2015 many people will be having to get a bus to their nearest tube station (North Greenwich, Woolwich etc.) and get a tube into London from there. On the plus side the season ticket will be cheaper. In separate news, I can't believe Keolis (Southeastern's parent company) got the DLR contract for 7 years! http://m.bbc.co.uk/n ews/business-2815712 8 SidcupResident
  • Score: 7

4:08pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Ed4001 says...

Less trains but longer ones...until reliability problems kick in again

Plus longer trains might be just about fine right now - but in a couple of years time with population growth? They need to be longest length possible and even with longer not all trains will be running at maximum possible length - nowhere near as not enough trains.
Less trains but longer ones...until reliability problems kick in again Plus longer trains might be just about fine right now - but in a couple of years time with population growth? They need to be longest length possible and even with longer not all trains will be running at maximum possible length - nowhere near as not enough trains. Ed4001
  • Score: 3

4:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Ed4001 says...

Considering Thameslink and London Bridge wont be ready for 4 years they might want to think about ordering some new trains to arrive before then.
Considering Thameslink and London Bridge wont be ready for 4 years they might want to think about ordering some new trains to arrive before then. Ed4001
  • Score: 4

1:17pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Malachai says...

Sidcup line 17:30 to 19:30 from London Bridge, there were 14 trains.. reduced to just 5!?!

The platforms are heaving as it is at this time and that is with all of them open.

Lunacy!
Sidcup line 17:30 to 19:30 from London Bridge, there were 14 trains.. reduced to just 5!?! The platforms are heaving as it is at this time and that is with all of them open. Lunacy! Malachai
  • Score: 2
Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree