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.

No Thameslink service through Central London on Sunday 26 November

Start date
26/11/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Bedford and Brighton and between Bedford / Luton and Sutton

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Kentish Town and Loughborough Junction, closing the lines.

Thameslink services will not run through Central London.

An amended service will run between:

  • Bedford / Luton and London St Pancras International - trains will use different platforms than usual at London St Pancras International.
  • London Bridge and Brighton
  • London Bridge and Sutton via Mitcham Junction
  • London Victoria and Sevenoaks


Trains will not call at Kentish Town. Buses will run between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink, calling at Kentish Town.

Passengers for stations via Mitcham Junction should use Southern services. Passengers for stations via Wimbledon should use London Buses.

You should use London Underground services to travel between London St Pancras International, London Bridge and London Victoria. Buses will run between these stations outside of London Underground operating hours.

Ticket acceptance:

Your rail ticket will be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London 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:

The Government sponsored Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through Central London. This infrastructure and new trains investment programme will increase capacity on one of Europe’s busiest stretches of railway.

The Thameslink Programme has already delivered longer, 12-car trains between Brighton and Bedford, platform lengthening at several stations, track work and upgraded stations including West Hampstead Thameslink, Farringdon and London Blackfriars. The most complex part of the programme is now underway; this includes rebuilding London Bridge station, and laying new track and signalling equipment around the station to create a spacious and better connected transport hub.