Christmas and New Year train services from Hollingbourne via Maidstone East. – Or the lack of them!

South East trains have issued the following summary of train services to and from Hollingbourne over the Christmas period. On Sunday 23rd services will be slower than normal as there will be engineering work between Borough Green and Bromley South. There will be no trains on Christmas Day or Boxing Day and the last year that there was a full service on these days was in 1979.

The summary appears below.

Saturday 22 December
The normal Saturday timetable will operate
Sunday 23 December
Engineering work will be taking place in the Swanley area, with buses replacing trains between Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.
Christmas Eve – Monday 24 December
A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods. The network will close down earlier than usual.
Last train from London on Christmas Eve: 20:25 Victoria to Ashford
There will be no Southeastern services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (26 December)
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 December
A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
Saturday 29 December
A normal Saturday timetable will operate
Sunday 30 December
A normal Sunday timetable will operate
Monday 31 December
A Saturday timetable will operate with some additional trains in the morning & evening peak periods.
Tuesday 1 January
Engineering work is taking place between Otford and Ashford. Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Maidstone and between Maidstone and Ashford.
A minibus service will run between West Malling and East Malling,
Additional trains will run in the early hours of the morning
Last additional service: 01:25 Victoria to Ashford

More information is at https://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/travel-information/live-travel-information/christmas-and-new-year-services?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=winter_services_2018

Pictured below is the sign at Hollingbourne Station which has over 40,000 travellers a year.

Hollingbourne Station sign.