Rail operator, Southeastern, is preparing to introduce a new timetable from the 12th September, with more frequent services for passengers.
The changes will see the frequency of trains increased on some routes, meaning that there will be more space available on board, particularly at peak times.
Eight trains per hour will operate on the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines at peak times, with six trains per hour on the Sidcup line either side of peak hours.
In addition to the eight trains per hour on the Bexleyheath line, longer trains will be introduced on the line in the evening peak.
More off-peak trains will be reintroduced on the Hayes to Charing Cross line, with longer trains in the morning peak.
Peak time trains and two trains per hour during off-peak times will be reintroduced between Ashford, Headcorn and Cannon Street.
Hastings to Cannon Street peak time trains will be reinstated, as well as trains at either side of peak hours.
Finally, new-to-Southeastern Class 707s will be introduced on some routes in the London area.
The full list of introductions can be found on the Southeastern website.
Scott Brightwell, Train Services Director for Southeastern said: “We’ve seen an increase in demand, and so we’ve added a number of additional and longer trains to our service. We’ll continuing to review our passenger numbers and we’ll adjusting train lengths and times where necessary.
“As government restrictions ease, we’re looking forward to welcoming more passengers back to travelling with us. You can easily check how busy your train might be with our SeatFinder tools, and catch the train that works best for you, by downloading the Southeastern app or by checking your journey on our Live Departure Boards.”
“We’re also asking our passengers to wear a face covering in crowded spaces, out of respect for others.”
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