Train services are returning to Southeastern’s timetable as staff numbers recover from the recent wave of Omicron cases.

Southeastern introduced a seven per cent cut in services from January 10 in response to increased Covid-related absences and work from home government guidance.

From Monday (January 17) a small number of extra trains are running, with the remaining services due to be restored by Monday, January 31, in line with the full December timetable.

The change enabled Southeastern to operate more reliably and prevent short notice cancellations.

David Wornham, Passenger Services Director for Southeastern said:

“Like many businesses we’ve been affected by an increased number of staff absences due to Covid over the past few weeks, and we’re pleased to see this situation is now improving.

“We want to thank our passengers for bearing with us while we ran a reduced service. From Monday we’ll start running more services where staffing allows - and we’re on track to restore the remainder by Monday 31st January.”

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