Southeastern services will operate as normal from tomorrow (November 8) after some disruption today despite strike action being postponed.
A revised train service is running today and trains will finish much earlier than they usually do.
Southeastern is asking passengers to check their journey before travelling on its website or on Twitter @Se_Railway for details of their last train.
There are no services on the Medway Valley and Sheerness Lines, or to/from Cannon Street today.
The strike action planned for 5, 7 and 9 November has been called off. But Southeastern says due to the late notice of the cancellation, it can still only able to run an amended timetable….
Southeastern says: “Railway services are built in complex, inter-related IT-based systems, including the timetable, fleet, crew schedules and staff rosters.
Reverting the timetables, crews and staff rosters back to a full timetable can take a number of days in planning and implementation, which is usually done weeks in advance.”
RMT, ASLEF and TSSA unions have held a number of strike days this year in a dispute over conditions, safety and pay.
That Sheerness line is a real lifeline to those on Sheppey without cars.
Go by car. You can decide your own timetable and you don’t have to rub shoulders with dodgy people.
Railway carriages can be dangerous places.
I don’t drive (and I’m too old to cycle from Thanet to Sheppey, though I was still doing it a decade ago!).
Anyway, too many people glue themselves to motorways these days!
I have a bus pass and I reckon that would get me there … eventually!
I used to visit someone in HMP Standford Hill near Eastchurch and enjoyed the drive. Sheppey is a great place for nature reservation. Leysdown a step back in time.
If I lived in London, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, I too would be getting a bus pass when I reach 60 in a couple of months – but living here I have to wait another 8 years!
I lived near Leysdown (Warden Bay) from the age of 12 to 15, and apart from having less pubs it has hardly changed.
No Peter you won’t be getting your bus pass anytime soon.67 at the earliest, thanks to George Osborne.I had to wait 5 years.
As for cars, what timetable is there when you take an eternity to get round the M25, and that’s on a good day, when no one is up a gantry or has stuck themselves to the tarmac.
Here’s an idea, have a bus lane on the M25, which will increase congestion for cars and will encourage modal shift to buses.