Daily Southeastern Kent coast trains from the Woolwich line start today

Daily trains from Lewisham and the Woolwich line to the Kent coast have resumed today for the summer holidays.

Last week’s post on the service was popular though there seemed a bit of confusion over just where it’d stop. Southeastern’s press team have clarified the situation and RealTimeTrains also shows the service.

It departs Victoria this year rather than Charing Cross or Cannon Street running via Lewisham and Blackheath. That means no train this year from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park.

Plumstead station has direct daily services to the coast

It then stops at Charlton, skips Woolwich Dockyard, calls at Plumstead, Abbey Wood then skips Belvedere and Erith before calling at Slade Green.

A fair bit of slack is included in the timetable if today’s journey is anything to go by. It was late after departing Victoria but made up all four minutes by the time it arrived at Slade Green. It then arrived at Dartford early and sat there for four minutes.

By Strood it was again early and sat for another four minutes.

Music events in Margate

It then arrived on time at Herne Bay, Whitstable, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

There’s no direct return trains on weekdays this year unfortunately. Weekends do see them, alongside two direct morning trains on the line.

Sundays see one direct train in the morning and one in the late afternoon.

For ideas of what to do at the Thanet coast this summer, click here.



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