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If you’re travelling up to London from the 22nd December than Southeastern is urging passengers to check before they travel over the festive period as alterations to train services come into effect next week.

With thousands of visitors expected to travel to London for last minute Christmas shopping and to join in with the festive fun this New Year, the company has made changes to its timetable during the period.southeastern-CharingX1-trains

From Monday 22 December until Christmas Eve some of the company’s Charing Cross services will not stop at the station between 07:54 and 09:01 and other trains will be diverted to Blackfriars and Cannon Street. This is to accommodate work to continue the rebuild of London Bridge station as part of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme.

On Christmas Eve the company’s train service will begin to shut down from 19.00, with no trains running after 22.00. There will be no Christmas Day services.

A half hourly high speed service will be provided on Boxing Day, running from Ashford International to Ebbsfleet, Stratford and St Pancras International between 08.00 and 20.00. No other services will run on that day.

An amended timetable will run from Monday 29 December until Friday 2 January, with additional services provided in the early hours of New Year’s Day to help passengers to get home after seeing in 2015.

Full details of the changes to services, including a tool to check final trains on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, are available at here.