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No trains this week between Maidstone East and Ashford

Notice of line closure Maidstone East and Ashford 7th to 15th August 2021

Network Rail has closed the line between Maidstone East and Ashford International from Saturday 7th August to Sunday 15th August inclusive. Consequently, there are no train services at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham or Charing stations. Instead buses are replacing trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International. The line closure will allow engineers to reinforce the Bearsted cutting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:40 by Admin

Tags: Bearsted, Bus Replacement Service, Climate Change, Embankment, Extreme Weather, Landslip, Maidstone East, Network Rail, Southeastern

Ashford to Canterbury line to close for four days

Rail bridge over the River Stour at Chartham is about to be replaced in May 2021. A replacement will be build

Network Rail is preparing to replace its bridge over the River Stour at Chartham. The main heavy engineering work is scheduled over the bank holiday weekend to minimise disruption. Consequently, no trains will run between Ashford International and Canterbury West for four days. Engineering work is planned to start early on Saturday 29th May and continue through until the end of Tuesday, 1st June. During... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 May 2021 20:00 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Network Rail, Southeastern, Wye Station

Southeastern warns: do not travel by train

A red triangular level crossing warning sign

Southeastern is warning all passengers that 'due to forecasted heavy snow, there is a high risk of disruption to all trains on the Southeastern network. Southeastern strongly advise that you do not attempt to travel' on either Sunday 7th or Monday 8th February.

Network Rail has a permit to close Wye level crossing overnight between 23.00 Monday 8th and 05.30 Tuesday 9th February 2021. However, there... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 06 Feb 2021 22:00 by Admin

Tags: Bridge Street, Canterbury, Naccolt Road, Oxenturn Road, Road Closure, Severe Weather Warning, Southeastern, Wye Level Crossing

Train services disrupted between Victoria and Blackfriars and Canterbury West

A screenshot of a cancelled train service from London Victoria

Following heavy rain, Southeastern reports that a train struck an obstruction on the line near West Malling. Consequently there are no trains in either direction between Otford and Maidstone East. Rail replacement buses are covering the affected stations. This situation is expected to last until the end of the day. Train services this evening from London Victoria and London Blackfriars to Ashford via... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 19:24 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Disruption, Southeastern, West Malling, Wye Station

Wye Station ticket office is closed until further notice

Poster  with Coronavirus travel advice from Southeastern Railway

Southeastern Railway has announced the temporary closure of Wye ticket office, and those at 58 other railway stations across the region. Southeastern targeted ticket offices that have been selling less than 20 tickets a day recently. In normal times Phil Coleman would expect to sell around a hundred 'walk up' tickets from Wye every morning. Clearly people are heeding the government's advice to 'only... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 22:15 by Admin

Tags: Ashford International, Canterbury West, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Ebbsfleet International, Southeastern, Stratford International, Ticket Office, Wye Station

Disruption affects Wye and three rail lines into Ashford

A screenshot of train services at Wye Station Sunday 8th March 2020. This shows that 5 services are cancelled and only 4 are running

Following a day of heavy rain on Thursday two landslips near #Bearsted on Friday afternoon closed the Maidstone East to Ashford line. Consequently, train services to and from Wye are still disrupted. Network Rail reports that track clearance and repair work at Bearsted is 'currently running ahead of schedule' and expects trains to be running on the Maidstone East line from Monday morning.' Charing... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 08 Mar 2020 21:30 by Admin

Tags: Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Hastings, Landslip, Network Rail, Ore, Southeastern, Wye Station

Five high voltage overhead line faults cause power cuts around Wye

Storm Ciara: UK Power Network's map of London, the south east and East Anglia showing the location of hundreds of power supply faults

Wild weather associated with Storm Ciara is causing widespread damage and disruption to the electricity supply network across the country. Power cuts affected over half a million homes on Sunday. In the Wye area UK Power Networks is dealing with five faults involving high voltage overhead electricity lines. Another fault with an underground electricity cable fault 'is causing an area wide power cut.'... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 22:05 by Admin

Tags: Chilham, Environment Agency, Flood Alerts, Great Stour, Met Office, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Storm Ciara, UK Power Networks

No trains through Wye for the next five days

No trains through Wye for the next five days

Southeastern will not run any trains across the region on Christmas Day, or Boxing Day. However, planned engineering work at Ashford station, starting Friday 27th December through to Sunday 29th December, will continue to affect the Ashford to Canterbury line. Nor will any High Speed (HS1) services to London via Ashford run for these three days. Instead Southeastern will operate a replacement bus service... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:45 by Admin

Tags: Ashford, Bus Replacement Service, Canterbury, Chartham, Chilham, Christmas, Ebbsfleet St Pancras, Engineering Works, KCC Highways, Network Rail, Physical Infrastructure, Southeastern, Wye Station

Derailment of passenger train at Godmersham - Rail Accident Investigation Branch report published

Derailment of passenger train at Godmersham - Rail Accident Investigation Branch report published

"At around 21:40 hrs on 26 July 2015, a passenger train derailed after striking eight cows that had gained access to the railway at Godmersham in Kent, between Wye and Chilham stations..."

Click on the link to read the the rest of the summary and the full Rail Accident Investigation Branch report. "As a result of this accident, RAIB has made five recommendations addressing the fence inspection process,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Apr 2016 23:45 by Admin

Tags: Chilham Station, Godmersham Village Hall, Local News, Southeastern, Wye Station