London SE1 community website

Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle

London SE1 website team

During the school summer holidays rail operator Southeastern has introduced a daily seaside special train from Elephant & Castle to the Kent Coast.

Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle
Elephant & Castle Railway Station: your starting point for a summer day out at the seaside

On weekday mornings until Friday 28 August, a special train will leave Elephant & Castle Railway Station at 9.57am bound for Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

There is no equivalent London-bound special train so passengers must return on scheduled services to Waterloo East or Charing Cross.

Southeastern managing director David Statham said: "There is a huge choice of really wonderful places to visit across south east London, Kent and East Sussex.

"By putting on extra trains and discounting many off-peak tickets bought online we want to help people get out and about and really enjoy this summer."

Full details of the extra trains are available on the Southeastern website.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you
This article on a map
Map
Related forum discussions
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Archive
News archive from February 1999 to January 2001
Got a story for us?
Contact us with your tip-offs and story ideas.