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 trains between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January

Start date
20/01/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All routes to and from London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street

TOC(s) affected

Major improvement work is taking place between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge, closing all lines.

There will be NO trains between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge.

All London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross services will be either cancelled or diverted to start / terminate at London Victoria or London Bridge.

On Saturday, trains will also be diverted to London Blackfriars.

Due to the congestion at London Victoria, the trains service between London Victoria and Dover Priory will be reduced with other services being re-timed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton / Hayes.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use your tickets on:

  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Underground between London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross / London Victoria and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water on any reasonable route
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water

Check Before You Travel:

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

You can plan your journey on the Docklands Light Railway and 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 under-way; 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.