Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November

Start date
25/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Cannon Street and Barnehurst / Dartford, between London Charing Cross and Gillingham and London Cannon Street circular services.

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Plumstead and Slade Green all weekend, closing the lines between these stations.

Buses will replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford.

London Cannon Street circular services will be amended to run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Sidcup only.

Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Gillingham via Woolwich Arsenal will be diverted via Bexleyheath.

Ticket acceptance:

Your rail ticket will be valid on the following operators services at no extra cost:

  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Buses on routes B11 and 96 (for customers travelling to or from Abbey Wood)


Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.