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 trains through Central London from Saturday 30 December until 04:00 on Tuesday 2 January

Start date
30/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton, and also between Luton / London St Pancras International and Sutton

TOC(s) affected

Major engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction, closing the line through Central London.

No trains will run between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction.

An amended service will also be in place on the following routes:

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

Ticket acceptance:

For stations via Mitcham Junction, you can use Southern services.

If you're travelling between London Blackfriars and Tulse Hill or between Streatham and Sutton (via Wimbledon), you can use London Buses.

Tickets will also be accepted on the London Underground on any reasonable route.

A rail replacement bus will operate between London St Pancras International and London Bridge 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 Underground and London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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.