Covid 19: Travel update from Southeastern:

March 20th 2020

Reduced service timetable

 

Southeastern is working with the rest of the rail industry to support efforts to delay the spread of Coronavirus and keep services running for essential travel.

Reduced Southeastern timetable will be introduced from Monday 23 March

From Monday 23rd March, we will introduce a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

This national change has been made in agreement with the government and means around half the usual number of trains will run. Enough capacity will be provided to allow those passengers making essential journeys to keep following the official guidance on social distancing.

The amended timetable will be introduced from Monday 23 March until further notice and will be available in online journey planners by Sunday 22 March. A map of the planned service frequency can be found via this link.

An amended timetable will focus on ensuring key workers can travel.

Wherever possible we will ensure that early morning and late evening services remain in timetables so that key workers like nurses, police officers and firefighters can get to work.

The reduced service timetable balances the current significantly reduced levels of demand with the need to reduce the number of people required to run the network, which will help to ensure there are enough staff to keep services running over the coming weeks and months.

All of our stations will remain open, and on some routes, passengers may need to change trains to complete their journeys.

Please follow the government advice, and only travel if your journey is absolutely essential

Please follow the government advice, and only travel if your journey is absolutely essential. Passengers should check before they travel using online journey planners.

Southeastern is working closely with the Government and the rest of the rail industry, and keeping all services under ongoing review.

Like many of us, Southeastern train crew and station teams can’t work from home, and some of them are also dealing with personal or family issues related to coronavirus.

We’re grateful to our passengers for their understanding as we take steps to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running. Please follow the official advice and only travel if your journey is absolutely essential.

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