Southeastern

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many 12-carriage trains Southeastern rail has provided since work was completed to extend the platforms through (a) Eltham, (b) Plumstead and (c) New Eltham; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many platforms at stations need further improvements to accommodate 12-carriage trains on the railway lines that run through (a) Eltham, (b) Plumstead and (c) New Eltham; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

All platform works to accommodate 12-car trains were completed on time. At Woolwich Dockyard it is not physically possible to extend the platforms and therefore was never intended to be part of those works.

Southeastern’s new timetable (from 12 January) plans to operate the following Monday-to-Friday 12-car peak time services:

- Eltham 12-car service:

0938 Barnehusrt to Cannon Street via Bexleyheath

- Plumstead 12-car services:

0844 Cannon Street to Cannon Street via Greenwich & Sidcup

0836 Cannon Street to Barnehust via Greenwich

- New Eltham 12-car services:

0456 Gravesend to Cannon Street via Sidcup

0728 Gravesend to Cannon Street via Sidcup

0844 Cannon Street to Cannon Street via Greenwich & Sidcup

1721 Cannon Street to Gravesend via Sidcup

1832 Gravesend to Charing Cross via Sidcup

All stations on these routes are now 12-car capable (excepting Woolwich Dockyard)

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