Major Disruption to Train Services in the Christmas New Year period.

Posted on 27. Nov, 2017 by in Uncategorized

We have been sent the following by Mike Sparham from the Greenwich Line Users Group

 

A schematic map showing ticket acceptance on alternative routes can be found here

 

Christmas/New Year blockade

 

From 23 December 2017 until 1 January 2018 inclusive there will be no trains on the Greenwich line as a result of the rebuilding of London Bridge. Details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes have now been published, and I attach the schematic map. In addition to the whole of the DLR route, this includes bus routes to North Greenwich/Canada Water and the Jubilee Line, as well as bus routes to Lewisham and London Bridge. This is far more comprehensive than the arrangements in the past, and is the kind of arrangement we have previously asked for.

 

The nearest Southeastern train services to London during this period will be at Charlton, Blackheath and Lewisham. There will be no services on 25 and 26 December. The basic pattern of services on 27, 28 and 29 December will be:

 

Charlton:  2 trains per hour (tph) to Victoria, stopping at Blackheath and Lewisham

 

Blackheath:  2 tph to Victoria, stopping at Blackheath and Lewisham

+2 tph to Victoria, stopping at Lewisham, Nunhead, Peckham Rye (change for London Bridge) and Denmark Hill

 

Lewisham:   2 tph to Victoria, non-stop

+2 tph to Victoria, stopping at Nunhead, Peckham Rye (change for London Bridge) and Denmark Hill

+2 tph to Victoria, stopping at Denmark Hill

+2 tph to Blackfriars, stopping at Nunhead, Denmark Hill and Elephant & Castle

 

Blackfriars station will be closed on the other days. For details of specific train times, visit the National Rail journey planner website

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search

 

When Greenwich Line trains start running again on 2 January 2018, they should be calling at London Bridge once more (let’s hope!). At that point, all alternative ticket arrangements will cease.

 

Thameslink

Some of you may have seen a report on London ITV News that introduction of the new Thameslink services has been delayed until December 2019. This is somewhat misleading. What has been decided is that there will be a phased introduction of the new Thameslink services between May 2018 and December 2019, when the full service of 24tph through the core section at peak times will be introduced

 

The Luton – Rainham via Greenwich service is still scheduled to begin in May 2018, as part of Phase 1.

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