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Coronavirus Kent: Further reductions made to Kent rail network

Train services across Kent will be reduced for a second time starting on Monday.

It was announced this week how trains would be operating on a reduced timetable, but now more further changes are due to be made.

Thameslink services between Medway and Luton will be affected
Thameslink services between Medway and Luton will be affected

Thameslink and Southern services will be on a further reduced timetable from Monday, March 30.

Govia Thameslink also announced the Gatwick Express service will be suspended until further notice due to a significant fall in passenger numbers at the airport.

Thameslink services between Rainham and Luton will be affected, as well as Southern services across the county and into London.

Govia Thameslink Railway chief operating officer Steve White said: “In this national emergency, we and the rest of the rail industry are doing everything we can to keep essential services running for key workers on whom we all depend.

“These changes will release our staff to concentrate their efforts on keeping these essential services running. Thameslink and Southern trains will continue to serve Gatwick.

“Let me repeat the core message from our government and Public Health England: travel only if it is absolutely essential.

“Once again, I want to thank the key workers, the doctors, nurses, police and other emergency workers, for what they are doing for us all.

"I also want to thank railway colleagues who are working so hard to keep trains running.

“To check your journey next week please check online with National Rail Enquiries where the revised timetables will be in place from the weekend.

"Please note that Coronavirus is having a major impact on us all and there may be further changes so check before your travel.”

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