Last trains at 12:00 midday on Christmas Eve

Southeastern is reminding its customers that train services will wind down much earlier than usual on Christmas Eve because of industrial action by the RMT union, and the need to extend the line closures for Network Rail to carry out essential engineering work in the Lewisham area – a £10.5 million project that cannot be delayed.

Completing this work on our track means that there will be fewer infrastructure failures and fewer delays for customers in the future.

This means that on Saturday December 24th:

  • The last trains from London will be from 12:00 midday and all trains will cease operation by 15:00
  • There will be no trains at all on the Bexleyheath line and on the Sidcup line because of the track renewal work at Lewisham.

Services will be resume from midday 27 December

As usual no services will be running on either Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

As a result of industrial action, on 27 December services across the Southeastern network will resume from 12:00 midday.

We will be operating a Saturday service on days over the Christmas period between 27 December and 2 January, with the exception of New Year’s Day which will be a Sunday service.

Further information

You can find out more information on our Christmas and New Year travel page.

Our Q&A is now live on our website.

Customers can claim for Delay Repay refunds if their journey is delayed by more than 15 minutes.

Journey planners at www.southeasternrailway.co.uk and www.nationalrail.co.uk will be updated on Tuesday 20th December (for Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve) and Thursday 22nd December (for Tuesday 27th December), as well as on the Southeastern app