Southeastern Railway Unveils Exciting Updates to Summer Timetable, Including More Late-Night Trains to Margate’s Dreamland

Southeastern Railway Unveils Exciting Updates to Summer Timetable, Including More Late-Night Trains to Margate's Dreamland

Southeastern Railway Introduces Summer Timetable with More Late-Night Trains to Margate’s Dreamland

Kent’s main rail operator, Southeastern, has announced its new Summer timetable with exciting updates for passengers traveling to Margate’s popular seaside attraction, Dreamland. The changes, set to take effect on June 2, will not only improve reliability but also benefit over 90,000 daily passengers with reduced waiting times and increased train frequency across multiple routes.

One of the major enhancements includes the addition of extra carriages on both peak and off-peak services to alleviate overcrowding. Commuters can also look forward to more services from Tunbridge Wells to Charing Cross and from Charing Cross to Ashford via Maidstone East during the evenings. Additionally, Medway Valley Line services will be retimed to improve connections at Paddock Wood and Strood, while a new hourly service from Thanet Parkway to St Pancras International will be introduced.

For those planning a trip to Dreamland, Southeastern has also added late-night weekend services to accommodate visitors during Margate’s spring and summer activities. Scott Brightwell, Southeastern’s director of operations, believes these changes will lead to a “reliable, low-cancellation railway” and is committed to providing consistent and repeatable departure times for customers.

In addition to these updates, Southeastern is targeting its metro services with a better spread of trains between Abbey Wood and Dartford for Elizabeth Line connections. Services between Victoria and Dartford will also be extended to Gravesend, providing passengers with a direct link to Denmark Hill for Kings College and Maudsley Hospitals. A new direct interchange at Gravesend to high-speed services is also being created.

Passengers can find full details of the new timetable on Southeastern’s website, and the updated services are already visible on online journey planners. Southeastern encourages customers to take advantage of the information available on their website and app to plan their journey and prepare for the changes. With these improvements, Southeastern aims to provide a reliable and efficient service for its customers this summer.

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