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 10 December

Start date
10/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between London Bridge and Brighton; London Victoria and Sevenoaks; Bedford / Luton / St Albans and Brighton / Three Bridges

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between West Hampstead Thameslink and Herne Hill, closing all lines through City Thameslink and London Blackfriars.

No Thameslink trains will run through Central London.

A reduced service of two trains per hour will operate between:

  • London Bridge and Brighton
  • Between London St Pancras International and Bedford
  • Between London St Pancras International and Luton
  • Between London Victoria and Sevenoaks


An hourly service will operate between London Bridge and Streatham via Sutton and Wimbledon, running fast between London Bridge and Sutton.

Trains will not call at Kentish Town. A bus will operate between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink.

Passengers for services via Mitcham Junction should use Southern services and passengers for stations between London Blackfriars and Streatham should use local buses via any reasonable route.

Passengers should use London Underground between London St Pancras International and London Bridge / London Victoria. Rail replacement buses will operate outside of London Underground operating hours.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses 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:

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