Gravesend station closure sparks Christmas travel advice

PUBLISHED: 15:11 28 October 2013 | UPDATED: 15:11 28 October 2013

Visitors to Gravesend station, which will be closed for 15 days over the busy Christmas period, are being urged to seek alternative travel plans by network provider Southeastern.

Network Rail is carrying out a £19million upgrade of the station between December 22 and January 6, 2014, affecting all the services which normally run through Gravesend.

Southeastern says the work will enable them to run longer 12-car trains across the network, provide up to 3,500 extra seats and more space for passengers.

Customer relations manager Alison Nolan said: “The work at Gravesend is critical for us to be able to increase capacity and run longer trains on the network, but we know the work to make this happen will result in some inconvenience for our passengers.

“We’ve spent a great deal of time working together with Network Rail, Transport for London and local bus operators to develop a range of alternative travel arrangements for customers during this time.”

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