Summer coastal trains to Whitstable, Ramsgate, Margate & Broadstairs return to the Woolwich line
Direct trains from the Woolwich and Greenwich line towards the Kent coast have somewhat unexpectedly returned this year.
The trains only run on the weekend in coming weeks with trains this coming Saturday and Sunday. That does change with weekday running commencing on 10th August. Click here to see the timetable for this Saturday.
Trains stop at all stations along the line from central London up until Dartford. Greenwich, for example, sees a train leave at 8:42am which then stops at all stations including Woolwich Arsenal at 8:56am and Abbey Wood at 9:01am.
Then it’s on to Kent and Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate, Broadstairs before arriving at Ramsgate at 11am.
On Sunday the service runs just over an hour later towards Kent.
Click here to see a weekday service from 10th August. Timings fall in between weekend times.
This Saturday the return train leaves Ramsgate at 5:12pm. The timetable can be seen here.
An adult fare from Woolwich Arsenal to Margate, to give one example, is £33.60 return with children under 16 charged £1. A railcard takes an adult day return down to £22.20.
Previous years saw special offers of £20 return or sometimes less but I havn’t spotted any so far.
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