commuting to London -- stations where I can get a seat in Kent

(11 Posts)
hg1970 Fri 04-Dec-15 09:19:38

Hi there

I work in London but am thinking of moving out of the city and commuting. I was considering Kent, but if I'm going to commute I want to be able to get a seat on the train. I generally leave between 7.30 and 8.30 in the morning. Can any commuters give me some advice on stations where it's possible to get a seat in the morning rushhour? Any tips much appreciated. Thank you!

SophieDR Sat 05-Dec-15 12:37:30

You can always get a seat at Folkestone Central or Folkestone West at that time on the high speed to London. However, by the time it gets to Ashford most seats are gone and a lot of people who get on there stand.


hg1970 Sat 05-Dec-15 18:17:47

Thanks SophieDR

GardenOfEngland Fri 18-Dec-15 10:57:33

Southeastern runs quite a few routes in Kent. I can only comment on the route going through Tonbridge. You will get a seat at Tonbridge and next station which is Hildenborough. You are not guaranteed a seat at the next which is Sevenoaks.

pudseypie Sat 19-Dec-15 08:04:09

I live in Tunbridge Wells and always get a seat

hg1970 Mon 21-Dec-15 17:23:44

Thanks Pudseypie

hg1970 Mon 21-Dec-15 17:23:58

Thanks Garden

Florin Thu 14-Jan-16 09:55:38

Tonbridge onwards you are likely to not get a seat. Maybe have a look around Paddock Wood, Marden, Staplehurst etc

hg1970 Thu 14-Jan-16 10:33:20

Thanks Florin

dannydyerismydad Thu 14-Jan-16 10:45:17

We always got a seat from Dartford.

After I witnessed someone leaving a poo on a seat on the last train once though, I wasn't keen to sit for a while.

hg1970 Thu 14-Jan-16 11:35:21

Thanks dannydyer. Quite a picture!

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