Last year I covered the somewhat unknown direct train that runs from the Greenwich and Woolwich line direct to Whitstable, Margate and Ramsgate over the summer.
The good news is that it appears to be back and begins on Monday July 22nd in time for the summer holidays until 30th August, and now stops at more stations in south east London.
JULY 22nd UPDATE: The first train ran this morning and timings and station stops can be seen here.
Last year the service ran semi-fast and skipped some stations on a weekday but now will call at stations such as Plumstead and Erith.
Abbey Wood to Whitstable, for example, will take 1 hour and 23 minutes. For some it may be preferable to take other options and change as staying on a Networker without air con for so long isn’t the best on a hot day, but for those who dislike changing the direct train will appeal.
Southeastern run promotions most summers so keep an eye out. In previous years I’ve got to Margate for £10 return one year and £20 the next (without a railcard which could push it down further) and kids are a quid extra.
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