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Reports of 'chaos' at London Bridge after signal failure


Latest information after signal fire

Owing to signalling problems at London Bridge all lines are blocked.

Latest advice to Southeastern commuters.

Hayes Line Services- Suspended

Bexleyheath Line Services- Suspended

Gillingham to London Services will terminate and start back from Dartford

An hourly shuttle service will run between Dartford and Sidcup

An hourly shuttle service will run between Dartford and Plumstead Mainline Services via Ashford will be diverted to and from London Victoria

Hastings services will Terminate and start back from Orpington

Tunbridge Wells services will Terminate and start back from Tonbridge

Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross/ Cannon Street services are suspended.

All Southeastern passengers are currently able to travel on All Southeastern High Speed services.

Massive delays on Southeastern trains


Cheaper rail fares offer from Southeastern

From now until Christmas Eve, off-peak Southeastern tickets between London and Kent are available for purchase online with a 25% discount.

The discount applies to high speed services and is on top of our ‘GroupSave’, ‘Weekender’, ‘Kids for a Quid’ ticket offers.

Southeastern also said a special high speed service would operate on Boxing Day. The service will run half hourly between Ashford and St Pancras International (between 08:00 and 20:00). Free car parking is also available at Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations on Boxing Day.

The offer is available for single and return off-peak Southeastern tickets purchased through the Southeastern website. It is not available on journeys wholly within the London Oystercard fare zones 1 - 6 or when purchasing a Travelcard.

Southeastern Christmas advice through Gravesend

Southeastern's website has received over a thousand page views in a single day, following the release of travel advice for customers planning to travel through Gravesend this Christmas.

Network rail are planning to carry out a £19 million upgrade of the station between Sunday 22nd December and Monday 6th January.

This will affect services that normally run via Gravesend.

To see the advice from Southeastern, click here.

Autumn approaching changes Southeastern timetable

Southeastern are advising passengers to check changes in train times as the new leaf fall timetable commences on Sunday 29th September.

Autumn can be a challenge for rail operators as leaves falling onto the tracks can cause poor rail conditions.

The fallen leaves, compressed by passing trains, become slippery and are difficult to remove from the tracks. The conditions on the tracks is a lot like black ice on the roads. In the mornings, with added frosty and cold conditions, the leaves can also affect the trains running speed.

Starting the early morning service a few minutes earlier helps to minimise the knock-on effect of any delays and allows drivers time to adapt to the driving conditions.

The autumn timetable will run from 29th September to 7th December 2013.

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