Southeastern have finalised and uploaded timetable changes which will see major changes across south east London.
In recent weeks I looked at how most trains on the Bexleyheath and Eltham line would no longer head to Charing Cross.
The Woolwich line will also see reductions in Charing Cross services which includes the peak. All services are cut except the very last of the evening.
Two trains per hour will still run along the Woolwich line from Charlton to Lewisham but will instead terminate at Cannon Street. They will also now stop at New Cross and St Johns.
Passengers for Charing Cross will need to change at London Bridge.
One reason given is fewer conflicting junction moves.
The New Cross stop allows easy interchange with the London Overground alongside nightlife in the area.
Thameslink will also still operate two trains via Greenwich alongside two Southeastern services. However the spacing of all services ensures some sizable service gaps even in peak periods.
For example, trains from London Bridge to Greenwich see a gap between 17:37 and 17:57. That is common throughout the day at both peak and off peak.
Service levels will be a downgrade from 2019 levels before the pandemic.
The Woolwich line used to see up to eight trains per hour even off peak.
The Elizabeth line is expected to take much of the pressure and passenger demand along parts of the line, though is of less use in areas closer towards central London.
Another odd thing with the timetable is 25 minutes gaps in the peak morning timetable from Medway heading to Abbey Wood for connection to the Elizabeth line.
Given one major aspiration for Crossrail has apparently long been to help those in areas beyond Dartford, low frequency services for interchange seems odd.
Presumably keeping those high fares on Southeastern High Speed services is the priority.
For those that live near DLR services, TfL have substantially boosted timetables from this week in contrast to cuts from Southeastern. However, they do not link directly into the West End.
Click here to view timetables.