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Revised service on Southeastern due to poor rail conditions.

Southeastern Trains are advising of potential disruption

Advance Warning - revised service on Southeastern between Victoria and Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks and between Cannon Street and Hayes (Kent) due to poor rail conditions around the network.

An amended timetable is in operation on some Metro routes on Monday 7 November, Tuesday 8 November, and Wednesday 9 November. Morning peak trains to London are unaffected by the amendments..

Some evening peak trains are expected to be revised from 7th to 9th November.

TRAVEL - TRAINS: Southeastern revised service

There is a revised rail service on Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and between London Charing Cross and Orpington due to flooding. All lines have now reopened following disruption caused by heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Southeastern network.

Services are still subject to revisions, delays and cancellations.

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Southeastern services will shut down early on Christmas Eve

Services will shut down early on Christmas Eve Credit: ITV

Southeastern is reminding passengers that all services will shut down early for Christmas Eve.

Train passengers heading back to their families should check journey times, as services shut down slightly earlier than normal.

Early peak time services will move to between 1 and 4pm.

After this there will be a limited service with the last train leaving Charing Cross at 7.45pm (to Hastings) and 7.50 from London Cannon Street (to Orpington).

The last high speed service will depart at 21:12(Margate) and the last Victoria service will depart at 20:55 (Orpington).

Southeastern statement after train derailment

Southeastern has praised the driver after the derailment Credit: ITV

On Sunday evening a train travelling between Ashford and Canterbury West was involved in an incident near Chilham station where it collided with livestock that had strayed onto the railway line meaning the train became derailed.

Trains between Ashford and Ramsgate via Canterbury West have been suspended and replacement buses have been put on while work is done to remove the train from the track and to carry out structural checks. This is a lengthy process and involves using a special crane to lift the carriages from the line before examining the track. This is likely to continue throughout at least today and tomorrow.

“We would like to thank our driver who acted quickly after his train collided with the cows. He realised at this point his radio had stopped working so he jumped out of the cab and ran down the track to halt an approaching train. He was then able to contact the signaller through the radio of this train to switch off the power to the line.

“We can confirm no one was injured in this incident and all passengers on board were taken from the train to a nearby village hall where they were given refreshments and buses and taxis were arranged to take them home.

We would like to thank the local residents of the village of Godmersham who opened up the village hall for us so late at night and helped provide warm drinks for our passengers.

– Southeastern
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