It’s All Change On The Trains

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It’s All Change On The Trains

It’ all change for local rail users, as a new timetable comes into effect at the end of May.

The new timetables will mean more journeys will be available at more stations, according to transport bosses.

They are also asking passengers to check their service before they travel.

Southeastern train services director Ellie Burrows said: “We’ll be doubling the capacity on some morning peak high speed services, and we’ve worked closely with Govia Thameslink Railway to integrate their new Thameslink services into the timetable.

“Thameslink trains will replace our services on some routes, and we’ll replace Thameslink services on others.

“I would encourage our passengers not to get caught out, and check how their journey will change.”

 

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Some of the big changes include new Thameslink connections every few minutes at London Bridge, linking Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras.  There will also be Thameslink services calling at Woolwich Arsenal and Greenwich, for the first time.

The key changes affecting the Maritime Radio area are:

  • Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park will see six trains per hour all day and four on Sundays with a choice of destinations. There will also be more direct train services to more central London stations, four trains per hour to Cannon Street, with two on Sundays, two Thameslink trains per hour to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport. Change at London Bridge for connections to Waterloo East and Charing Cross.
  • Abbey Wood, Charlton, Plumstead, Slade Green and Woolwich Arsenal stations will have eight trains per hour all day and six on Sundays, direct services to more central London stations, four trains per hour to Cannon Street, with two on Sundays, two trains per hour to Charing Cross, two Thameslink trains per hour to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras and Luton Airport. Change at London Bridge for connections to Waterloo East and Charing Cross.

The changes come into effect from 20th May.