Strike action on Southeastern network

The RMT union is planning to take co-ordinated national strike action on the following dates between 00:01 and 23:59:

  • Tuesday 21 June
  • Thursday 23 June
  • Saturday 25 June

The action will impact 14 train operators, including Southeastern, and Network Rail.

Do not travel on strike dates

Most of our stations and routes will be closed and only 20% of services will be running. There will be no trains outside London, except for Highspeed services between London St Pancras and Ashford International.

The last trains back from London on strike dates will be much earlier than usual, so there is a risk that not everyone will be able to make their return journey.

Make alternative travel plans

We recommend that passengers do not travel and make alternative travel plans. We are sorry for the inconvenience and frustration this will cause.

Where trains are not running, you will be unable to travel. Trains that are running will only do so for a limited time during the day and are likely to be extremely busy.

Services will resume late on dates in-between strikes

Services in between strike days are expected to be severely disrupted, especially in the mornings until midday. No services will run before 7.30am.

Morning disruption on Wednesday 22nd June

Following the RMT strike on Tuesday, Network Rail staff will be conducting essential electrical supply checks before allowing services to run, especially in the East Kent area. Due to the RMT strike action, Network Rail are unable to conduct the checks until Wednesday morning which means train services will start later.

Some mainline services will not be running until the afternoon on Wednesday. Please check our website for further updates.

Metro services are estimated to run from 07:30.

Transport for London also expecting industrial action

Please also be aware that Transport for London are expecting industrial action on the tubes and other TfL services on Tuesday 21 June until mid-morning Wednesday 22 June. Visit the Transport for London website for more information.

Timetables and route map available on our website

The timetables and route map for strike dates are available on our website. The timetable for services on days in-between strike dates is not yet available in online journey planners, but will be shortly available as a downloadable PDF schedule on our website.

We recommend you do not travel on strike days and check before you travel as many routes will be closed and the service operating will be severely reduced.

FAQ and further information available 

Refunds are available for those not travelling. For further information on this and other frequently asked questions, or to download a service availability map, please visit our website.