Southeastern will run a modified timetable again for Friday,March 2 and Saturday, March 3 due to the forecast of continuing snow in the south east.
A spokesman said: “This morning we’ve seen continuing snowfall and icy conditions across the south east, and the forecast is for this to continue over the next few days.
“Our staff are doing all they can to keep people moving and have been out since the early hours shovelling snow from platforms and walkways. We’re continuing to focus on getting as much information as we can out to passengers.”
“We’re advising passengers not to travel if they’re able to avoid it, and if they do have to travel then please try to avoid the peak hours.”
“The forecast is for heavy snowfall on Friday afternoon and overnight into Saturday, and our staff will continue to work around the clock to run as many trains as possible.
“We will continue to run our modified timetable tomorrow (Friday 2 March) and on Saturday 3 March to provide a more reliable service for our passengers. This will mean reduced services on certain lines, the closure of some stations and changes to the times of those trains that are running.
“We’re advising passengers not to travel if they’re able to avoid it and, on Friday afternoon in particular, please try to leave work earlier than normal, as heavy snow is forecast.”
“We strongly advise passengers to allow extra time for their journeys, and to check before they travel using the Southeastern website, National Rail Enquiries, the free ‘On Track’ app or follow @Se_Railway for live Twitter updates.”
Currently Minster, Westgate and Dumpton are among stations closed by Southeastern.
KCC Community Warden Tony Gander helping to clear snow covered paths in St Nicholas at Wade. The priority for @GrittingKent is roads but salt bins are available for the public to clear pavements. Locations of the bins can be found at https://t.co/uhWOGbdWFt #KentSnow pic.twitter.com/rI38hwGwQH
— KCC Press Office (@KCCpressdesk) March 1, 2018
School closures for Friday, March 2
St Gregory’s primary
Holy Trinity & St Johns
St Saviour’s CofE
Stone Bay school will reopen on Monday, March 5.
Newington primary closes at 1pm
Skip2bFit schools challenge at Ramsgate Leisure Centre postponed
Updates on other isle schools will be added as they come in.