Changes to Southeastern rail services during the Games

07/03/2012
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Following feedback received from many of our followers on both Twitter and via the website, we are trying to get as much information to you as soon as we can.

For those of you who need information about what is happening in and around south-east London, we have received the following information from Southeastern regarding their services during the Olympic Games. If required, further information is available directly from Southeastern.

More information for other train operating companies that will be affected during the Games will be added to the website over the coming months, so please keep checking regularly to make sure you don't miss anything.

London Bridge
Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Victoria and Blackfriars
Waterloo East
Blackheath
Charlton
Deptford
Greenwich
Kidbrooke
Maze Hill
Westcombe Park
Woolwich Aresnal
Woolwich Dockyard
High-speed services

London Bridge

London Bridge station will be affected as it is a major interchange for both spectators and commuters during the Games. Wherever possible, passengers are advised not to interchange at London Bridge for either National Rail services (Southeastern, Southern and First Capital Connect) or London Underground.

London Bridge station will be affected as it is a major interchange for both spectators and commuters during the Games. Wherever possible, passengers are advised not to interchange at London Bridge for either National Rail services (Southeastern, Southern and First Capital Connect) or London Underground.

Passengers should consider alighting at London Bridge and walking the final part of their journeys, or continuing to Charing Cross or Cannon Street to interchange.

A queuing system is likely to be put in place at London Bridge station to accommodate the large numbers of people expected to travel in the evenings.

Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Victoria and Blackfriars

These stations will be exceptionally busy during the Games as they are transport hubs for both commuters and spectators travelling to events. During the busiest times, queuing systems are likely to be in operation. Passengers are advised to allow extra time to make their journey during the Games.

Waterloo East

Waterloo East will be busier than usual during the Games, with restricted entry and exit at the National Rail station. Passengers are advised to avoid changing at Waterloo East for London Underground at Southwark if possible.

Blackheath

Blackheath station is a venue station for Greenwich Park, which hosts a number of Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events. There are daily sessions in Greenwich Park from mid-morning to around 5pm. The busiest day will be Monday 30 July, when over 40,000 spectators are expected to attend the Cross Country event.

Blackheath will be served by the standard timetable, with a few additional services for spectators. The station will be very busy throughout the Games. Dartford-bound services will be busy in the mornings and London-bound services will be busy in the evenings. View timetable to see a full list of services

Charlton

Charlton station is a venue station for the North Greenwich Arena, which hosts a number of Gymnastics and Basketball events. There are daily sessions in the North Greenwich Arena from mid-morning to midnight.

Charlton will be served by the standard timetable, with a few additional services for spectators. The station and services will be very busy throughout each day of the Games.

View timetable to see a full list of services.

Deptford

Deptford station will have a reduced service during the Games, although some trains will have additional carriages to accommodate spectators at Greenwich station, a venue station for Greenwich Park hosting Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events.

Services to London - There will be a reduced morning service to London from Deptford from 07.50 until 09.30. Train services will depart at 08.09, 08.21, 08.29, 08.47, 09.09 and 09.23.

Between 09.30 and 19.00, services will be reduced to two trains per hour, departing at XX.24 and XX.54.

Services from London - There will be a reduced train service from 07.30, with trains departing from London Cannon Street at 07.44, 08.16, 08.44 and 09.15.

Between 09.47 and 16.30, services will be reduced to two trains per hour, departing at XX.17 and XX.47.

View timetable to see a full list of services. 

Greenwich

Greenwich station is a venue station for Greenwich Park, which is hosting a number of Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events. There are daily sessions at Greenwich from mid-morning to around 5pm, the busiest of which will be the Cross-Country event on Monday 30 July, when over 40,000 spectators are expected to attend.

Southeastern is running a few additional services to and from Greenwich during the Games for spectators. To cope with large numbers of passengers, Southeastern and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) passengers will be directed through different entrances and exits to usual.

The southbound platform at Greenwich station will be exit-only in the mornings, and there will be significant queuing for both Southeastern and DLR services in the evenings, with restricted interchange for those returning from Canary Wharf. Cutty Sark DLR station will be closed for the duration of the Games.

View timetable for full list of services.

Kidbrooke 

There will be a reduced train service at Kidbrooke station during the Games to accommodate spectators for Blackheath station, which is a venue station for Greenwich Park.

Services to London - There will be a reduced morning peak service to London from Kidbrooke.

Services to Charing Cross will depart at 05.43, 06.12, 07.02, 07.22, 07.42, 07.52, 08.12 and 08.23.

Services to Cannon Street will depart at 06.27, 06.51, 07.13, 07.27, 07.47, 08.07 and 08.51.

Services to Victoria will depart at 07.07, 07.37, 08.37 and 08.58.

No Charing Cross services will call at Kidbrooke station between 08.30 and 20.10 throughout the Games.

Services from London - There will be no services from Charing Cross to Kidbrooke between 08.10 and 19.40.

View timetable to see a full list of services.

Maze Hill

There will be a reduced train service at Maze Hill station to accommodate spectators at Greenwich station, which is a venue station for Greenwich Park.

Services to London - A normal peak service will be in operation, but no trains will stop at this station between 12.00 and 21.45 during the week, and between 12.00 and 20.29 at weekends.

Services from London - No trains will stop at this station between 06.13 and 12.13.

View timetable to see a full list of services.

Westcombe Park

There will be a reduced train service at Westcombe Park station during the Games to accommodate spectators for Greenwich station, which is a venue station for Greenwich Park.

There will be a reduced train service at Westcombe Park station during the Games to accommodate spectators for Greenwich station, which is a venue station for Greenwich Park.

Services to London - There will be a reduced morning service to London from Westcombe Park between 07.30 and 09.00. Train services will depart at 07.41, 07.52, 08.12, 08.38 and 08.53.

Services will be reduced to two trains per hour between 09.00 and 19.00, departing at XX.15 and XX.45.

Services from London - There will be a reduced train service from 07.30, with trains departing London Cannon Street at 07.44, 08.16, 08.44 and 09.15.

Services will be reduced to two trains per hour between 09.47 and 16.30, departing at XX.17 and XX.47.

View timetable to see a full list of services.

Woolwich Arsenal

Woolwich Arsenal station is a venue station for the Royal Artillery Barracks, which will host Shooting events.

Woolwich Arsenal station is a venue station for the Royal Artillery Barracks, which will host Shooting events.

Services to and from Woolwich Arsenal will not change, however, the station and services will be busier throughout each day of the Games.

View timetable to see a full list of services.

Woolwich Dockyard 

Woolwich Dockyard station is close to the Royal Artillery Barracks, which will host Shooting events. To accommodate spectators travelling to these events and given the close proximity of alternative stations, following public consultation, it was agreed to close this station during the Games.

This station will be closed from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 12 August.

High-speed services

Southeastern's high-speed service will be renamed the Javelin® service during the London 2012 Olympic Games, and will be used to transport tens of thousands of spectators to and from the Olympic Park at Stratford. The Javelin® service will call at St. Pancras International, Stratford Internatioinal and Ebbsfleet International.

The high-speed timetable has been significantly altered to allow Southeastern to run the Javelin® service. It will be exceptionally busy during the Games. All trains will be formed of 12-carriages.

Separate queuing arrangements will be in place for spectators and season ticket holders at St. Pancras International, and potentially at Stratford International.

High-speed - Ashford International

The frequency of service of two trains an hour between Ashford International and St. Pancras International will not change, however, there will be no trains between 22.00 and 01.00 from St. Pancras International.

Regular commuters are advised to consider using mainline services from London on their return journey.

High-speed - Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Faversham

There will be no high-speed services on this route, apart from the following services:

05.05 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Herne Bay, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

05.58 Faversham to St. Pancras International - calling at Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

06.03 and 06.35 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Birchington-on-Sea, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

Following this, these stations will have a reduced service throughout the day of one train per hour departing Faversham at XX.58, starting at 07.58 and stopping at all stations to St. Pancras International.

High-speed - Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Minster, Sturry and Canterbury West

There will be no high-speed services on this route, apart from the following services:

05.00 Ramsgate to St. Pancras International via Canterbury West - calling at Minster, Sturry, Canterbury West, Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

05.44 Margate to St. Pancras International via Canterbury West - calling at Ramsgate, Canterbury West, Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

High-speed - Margate

There will be no high-speed services from this station, apart from the following services:

05.05 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Herne Bay, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

05.44 Margate to St. Pancras International via Canterbury West - calling at Ramsgate, Canterbury West, Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

05.58 Faversham to St. Pancras International - calling at Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

06.03 and 06.35 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Birchington-on-Sea, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

High-speed - Herne Bay

There will be no high-speed services from this station, apart from the following services:

05.05 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Herne Bay, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Gravesend, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

06.03 and 06.35 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Birchington-on-Sea, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

High-speed - Birchington-on-Sea and Whitstable

There will be no high-speed services from this station, apart from the following services:

06.03 and 06.35 Margate to St. Pancras International via Faversham - calling at Birchington-on-Sea, Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Ebbsfleet International and Stratford International.

High-speed - Maidstone West

There will be no high-speed services from this station during the Games. Passengers are advised to use mainline services from nearby Maidstone East.

High-speed - Folkstone West, Folkestone Central, Dover Priory, Deal and Sandwich

There will be no high-speed services on this route during the Games.  

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