Southern will be introducing longer trains on three key routes when the new winter timetable comes into effect on 11 December. Platform extensions and power supply upgrades will enable an increase in the number of seats on the East Grinstead, Sydenham and Redhill routes.
Many morning and evening peak services on the East Grinstead Line will be lengthened from eight to 10 or 12 carriages, with service on the Sydenham route being lengthened from eight to 10 carriages.
Southern’s Development Director, Alex Foulds said: “The introduction of additional class 313 trains on the south coast, and efficiencies made at Southern Traincare depots which improve the availability of rolling stock means that more class 377 trains will become available to use on these routes. The result being an overall increase in capacity of 3,000 and 2,000 seats in the morning and evening peaks respectively which is fantastic news for our passengers.”
The Redhill route will also benefit from additional carriages with two peak trains being lengthened to 12 carriages.
Southern’s winter timetable comes into effect on 11 December. A number of changes to the current service have been made in response to feedback from passengers and stakeholders.
The new winter timetables are available at Southern staffed stations, and for download from our timetable page.