Southeastern is working to support efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus and to keep their train services running for essential travel.
From Monday 23rd March a reduced timetable will be introduced until further notice to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. Wherever possible they will ensure that early morning and late evening services remain in timetables so that key workers like nurses, police officers and firefighters can get to work.
All their stations will remain open, and on some routes passengers may need to change trains to complete their journeys.
Passengers should check before they travel using online journey planners and the amended timetable will be available in online journey planners by Sunday 22 March.
In light of the planned school closures, Stagecoach is making some adjustments to their services from Monday 23rd March. They will operate a normal school holiday service on all routes in Kent and East Sussex. However, they will review this on a daily basis to identify any extra journey requirements and be ready to make adjustments as required.
M2 – Stagecoach Express
From 28th March the section of the route between Chatham Maritime and London (North Greenwich ) will cease to operate. Between 29th March and 22 May, the route will only operate between Canterbury and Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, serving all listed stops in-between. The last day of operation for the route will be Friday 22nd May 2020.
Emergency timetables will be introduced on many Arriva services in Kent and Surrey from Monday 23 March 2020.
Financial Support for Businesses
Tourism and hospitality businesses have been some of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 outbreak and Visit Kent, along with colleagues from across the tourism and hospitality sector, have been ensuring that the impact on the sector and needs of our businesses are effectively communicated to Government to support our vital sector, to preserve jobs, the economy and future growth. In response, the Chancellor announced a package of measures, the headlines of which are set out in detail on our coronavirus business funding and support for tourism businesses page.
We will update this page with the latest information on how to access the funding and financial support announced by government and other organisations.