Important Rail Timetable Public Consultations


There are currently two live public consultations about train timetables affecting our area from 2018 after the rebuild of London Bridge station is complete. I am responding to both consultations as your MP, but I would also urge you to make your views known.

i) Govia Thameslink service second phase consultation

The new Thameslink service will run twice hourly from Luton through St Albans, West Hampstead, St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars, London Bridge and then down the Greenwich line to Dartford and beyond to Rainham. It is a stopping service, but under the current proposals trains will not stop at Woolwich Dockyard, Belvedere and Erith.

It will replace the current fast service from Charing Cross to Gillingham, which will mean change for those passengers who currently use the Charing Cross service.

The second stage of the consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.

Respond via the website:

Respond by email to:

Write to:
GTR 2018 Timetable Consultation
East Side Offices
Kings Cross Station
Kings Cross

Meet the managers” events:

London Bridge Thursday 22 June 2017 07:30 – 09:30
London Kings Cross Tuesday 27 June 2017 07:30 – 09:30
London St Pancras Int Wednesday 28 June 2017 07:30 – 09:30
London Blackfriars Thursday 20 July 2017 07:30 – 09:30
London Victoria Tuesday 25 July 2017 07:30 – 09:30

ii) the Southeastern Trains May 2018 Timetable Public Consultation,

The Metro service section of the consultation is probably the most relevant.
The consultation does not show full timetables for services, but rather indicates proposed train service patterns.

During the morning and evening three hour peak period there will be:
7 trains to Charing Cross, which is a reduction of 3 trains from the 10 currently.
12 trains to Cannon Street, which is a reduction of 1 train from the 13 currently
6 trains to Blackfriars, which is an increase of 6 trains because it is a new service.

Off peak hours
During the off peak period there will be:
4 trains per hour to Cannon St,
2 trains per hour to Charing Cross,
2 trains per hour to Blackfriars.

Travelling in the Dartford direction, there will be no direct Off-Peak services from Cannon Street to Dartford. Passengers from Cannon St will be required to change at London Bridge.


The services will reflect the Monday to Friday Off-Peak pattern.


2 trains per hour from Charing Cross to Dartford via Lewisham and Charlton calling at all stations,
2 trains per hour from Cannon St,
2 trains per hour (Thameslink) via Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Deadline for responses is 23.59pm on 9 August 2017.

Responses by email to:
Write to:
Southeastern May18 Timetable Consultation
Friars Bridge Court
41-45 Blackfriars Road

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