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Capital rail services to stop over Easter bank holiday

RAIL services to and from the capital will be affected over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Southeastern trains is advising passengers there will be no services into or out of Charing Cross or Waterloo East from Friday April 18 to Monday April 21.

The company has detailed the full impact of the planned work by Network Rail on its website at http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/news/latest-news/easter-travel-2014/.

The work is part of a major investment programme that includes the Thameslink project to redevelop London Bridge station bringing future benefits to passengers by relieving congestion into and out of the capital.

In summary, the changes to Southeastern services over Easter will include:

Mainline services: No trains to or from London Charing Cross or Waterloo East from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April. Diversions to London Cannon Street will be in place.

Metro services: Closure of the line between Denmark Hill and Shortlands from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April. Replacement bus services and train diversions will be in place.

Mainline services: Closure of the line between Sole Street / Strood and Gillingham from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April affecting Medway line services into Victoria and St Pancras.

The Victoria to Dartford service will not run and there will be fewer services between Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill. More details about the changes and alternative arrangements are available at the Southeastern website. Passengers can check journey plans at www.nationalrail.co.uk. Regular travel updates are on Twitter at @SE_Railway using #SouthEastern.

 

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