Southeastern Railway update and travel advice

PUBLISHED: 15:30 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:42 02 March 2018

Snow at Biggin Hill Airport. Picture: Keith Larby

Snow at Biggin Hill Airport. Picture: Keith Larby


Updated travel information has been supplied by transport companies.

A joint statement from Network Rail and Southeastern said: “Significant snowfall and sub-zero temperatures have affected rail passengers across the South East this week, and freezing rain is now making things even more challenging.

“Southeastern and Network Rail staff are continuing to work around the clock to keep trains moving and to get passengers to where they want to go.

“For today we are advising our passengers not to travel wherever possible to avoid being caught up in any disruption.

“If you are travelling this afternoon or this evening, check how your service is operating first before setting out, travel earlier if possible and allow extra time for your journey.”

The weather forecast is predicting temperatures to rise over the weekend, but this week’s severe weather has damaged a number of trains.

Companies will be undertaking extra checks on all routes to ensure that they are safe for trains to run.

Network Rail and Southeastern have said they will be doing all they can to keep the network running to as near a normal timetable as possible from Sunday and into next week.

They added: “We’ll have extra teams on the ground over the weekend at key locations across the network, working hard to reduce the risk of further disruption as the colder weather begins to retreat.

“While we work to restore a full service over the coming days, there may be some short notice cancellations and changes to the length of trains on our routes as we make repairs.

“We advise our passengers to check before they travel, and sincerely thank them for their patience while we are get trains moving.”

Trains are operating on the following routes with some delays:

Cannon Street-Gravesend via Woolwich

Charing Cross-Dartford via Bexleyheath

Charing Cross-Hastings/Ashford via Tonbridge


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