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TRAVEL NEWS

Ashford International Stops until 2 February 2019

We’re introducing an amended timetable at Ashford International until 2 February 2019 

The timetables for services due to stop at Ashford are published below. 

Ashford Timetable Changes 9 December 2018 - 2 February 2019

The majority of affected trains will instead have a replacement stop in Ebbsfleet International. 

If you are travelling on one of these affected trains, you'll need to board or disembark at Ebbsfleet or London St Pancras and have your Eurostar ticket stamped by a member of staff to travel for free with a Southeastern service to/from Ashford (see below).

Please note:

All direct Eurostar services to/from Disneyland Paris and the French Alps will continue to stop at Ashford as normal.

These timetables are applicable on all dates; however, some services may be occasionally subject to changes at short notice. If this happens, we will contact you before travel.

Getting to/from Ashford when your train has been affected

If your train is affected, you can either :

•have your Eurostar ticket stamped by a member of staff in order to validate it for the Southeastern journey (your Eurostar ticket will NOT be accepted by Southeastern staff without validation from Eurostar)
•or, purchase your own and claim the cost back for this.
 
Please note you will only be able to have your ticket stamped if your train is affected by these changes (see detailed list above). If you are travelling from Ebbsfleet on a train which is not on this list, you will not be entitled to free travel on Southeastern.
 

Southeastern High Speed services

The journey time between Ashford and Ebbsfleet, is just 20 minutes but please allow time to make the transfer. Check the Southeastern timetables for the best connecting service between Ashford, Ebbsfleet and London St Pancras.

Car parking

If you have pre-booked car parking at Ashford International station that you no longer need, please email hs1parkinghelp@empark.com with the details of your on-line booking for Ashford and the reason for cancellation and it will be cancelled and refunded. 

If your journey is part of a return trip, you can check the revised timetable above to see if the train on your outbound journey also stops at Ebbsfleet. Your Eurostar tickets from Ashford will be accepted at Ebbsfleet if this is more convenient for you to board there. Should you need to re-organise your parking arrangements, please visit www.ebbsfleetintl.co.uk/parking to make a new car parking booking at Ebbsfleet International.

Travelling between Disneyland Paris and Ebbsfleet International?

We've now stopped selling tickets from Ebbsfleet International on our direct train to Disneyland ® Paris on:

  • Sunday 17 February 2019
  • Monday 8 April 2019

This is to stop the departure lounge and arrivals area getting too full but you can still travel from London or Ashford.

If you haven’t booked yet
There are still seats available. You’ll just need to buy tickets from London St Pancras International or Ashford International and board or leave the train at one of those stations.

If you’ve already booked tickets from/to Ebbsfleet International
Don't worry, the train will still stop at Ebbsfleet as normal but it might be worth allowing a little extra time, since it'll be busy.

Travelling to the Netherlands – planned engineering works

Over the next few months, some services will be altered on our new route to and from Amsterdam:
 

Thursday 17 January to Sunday 20 January, Saturdays and Sundays from 16 February to 3 March 2019

•    Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Amsterdam approximately 30 minutes later than usual.
•    Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 30 minutes earlier.

Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 February 2019

•    Trains from London and Brussels will arrive in Rotterdam and Amsterdam approximately 10 minutes later than usual.
•    Trains from Amsterdam and Rotterdam to Brussels will leave approximately 12 minutes earlier.

Saturday 16 March to Sunday 17 March 2019

No Eurostar services will operate to or from Amsterdam. Our trains will terminate at and start from Rotterdam instead.

Saturday 27 April 2019, Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 May, Saturday 8 to Monday 10 June and Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 June 2019 

We’re not selling any tickets between Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam until the timetable for these dates has been confirmed.

Travelling within the Netherlands?

Please click the link below to check for any changes to train times or planned works which may affect your trip:

https://www.nsinternational.nl/en/overview-service-alterations/planned-maintenance/intercity-brussels-1

Travelling to/from Ashford on 24 February 2019?

No Eurostar trains will be stopping at Ashford International on Sunday 24 February 2019 as the station is closed all day due to engineering works.

If you usually travel on Eurostar 9032 (to Paris), 9074 (to Lille and Disneyland Paris), 9152 (to Lille and Brussels), 9023 or 9059 (from Paris), 9153 (from Brussels and Lille), 9057 (from Disneyland Paris) or 9099 (from Bourg St Maurice and Moûtiers), you'll need to board or leave them at London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet International station that day.

Travelling on the Ski train in January ?

All direct Ski services expected to run as normal.

On your return trip, to ensure you have enough time to check-in and pass through security with your luggage, we strongly advise that you arrive at Bourg Saint-Maurice station at least 90 minutes before departure, or at least 60 minutes before departure if you're travelling from Moutiers.

Driving to Ebbsfleet international? – Road Closures on the M2, Check Before you Travel

Until 12 March 2019, there will be several overnight and early morning closures on the M2 motorway between Junctions 1 and 4, and so you may need to allow extra time to get to or from the station.

 

To see if your journey is affected and for more information, please consult http://www.kenttraffic.info/

Driving to Ashford International? – M20 Closures 11 to 14 January and 25 to 28 January 2019

On these two weekends, the M20 motorway near Ashford will be closed for bridge construction works.

 From 22:00 on Friday until 06:00 on Monday, the coastbound carriageway will be shut between Junctions 9 and 11 and the London-bound carriageway will be shut between Junctions 10 and 11.

 

If you’re driving to or from Ashford International over this period, please allow extra time to make your journey and follow the signposted diversion routes.

 

From London and Maidstone – leave the M20 at Junction 9, take the A28 and A2070.

From Dover and Folkestone – leave the M20 at Junction 11, take the A20 and A2070.

 

For more information, please consult : https://bit.ly/2FlZj08