I wanted to get in touch about the upcoming major changes to train services across London and the south east this Christmas.
From 1pm on Christmas Eve, train times will change as improvement work to rebuild London Bridge station continues.
The work at London Bridge will mean major changes to Southeastern services, including no trains at London Bridge, Cannon Street, Charing Cross or Waterloo East from 8pm on Christmas Eve until Sunday, 3 January 2016, this includes three working days. Please check the time of your last train home as there is a revised timetable from 1pm. Normal train services will resume early on the morning of 4 January 2016.
A revised timetable will be in place with trains starting or terminating at Victoria, Blackfriars or New Cross and some stations will not have a direct service to London terminals. Other work to improve the railway means replacement buses will be used on some services across Kent and journeys may take longer than usual.
Please encourage your staff and visitors to plan ahead and find out how their journeys will be affected by checking southeasternrailway.co.uk/christmas.
There will also be changes to many trains across the UK as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. For example, work at Purley, near Croydon, will mean major changes to Southern and Thameslink services and the Gatwick Express will not be running. To find out more visit nationalrail.co.uk/christmas.
There will also be work taking place on Transport for London services so please check before you travel at tfl.gov.uk/festive.
How your staff and visitors can stay updated
We are working to ensure passengers have information about these changes but there are various ways you can help your staff and visitors plan, including:
- Making the information available through your internal communications channels
- Encouraging staff to sign up for our passenger email or SMS alerts at contact.
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