Following discussions with our MP Bob Stewart, Southeastern Railway are set to unveil plans to increase service levels on the Hayes Line.
As demand gradually moves back towards pre-pandemic levels the new timetable in September will see longer trains and a restoration of off-peak services to Charing Cross from Hayes.
In an response to Bob Stewart MP, Southeastern Railway have confirmed that “We will be shortly announcing a timetable change in September, which will see targeted increases in capacity and frequency on routes where passenger numbers are expected to increase beyond our current service level. In London this will include longer trains on the Hayes and Bexleyheath lines at certain times of day … and the reintroduction of off-peak services to Charing Cross on the Hayes line. The next timetable change is planned for December, when we are expecting to make further targeted increases to capacity and frequency, but these plans have not yet been finalised.”