Future engineering work

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Amended late night Southeastern services between Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February

Start date
19/02/2018  00:00
End date
22/02/2018 
Route affected

Between London Victoria / London Charing Cross /  London St Pancras International and Dartford / Tunbridge Wells / Ashford International / Dover Priory / Ramsgate / Gillingham / Faversham / Orpington

 
TOC(s) affected
Southeastern
Description

Each night between Monday and Friday, various engineering works are taking place in the Blackheath, Sevenoaks, Dover Priory and Strood areas. As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday and Tuesday only:

The 22:49 and 23:19 London Charing Cross to Hayes services will start from London Cannon Street, and will be diverted to, and will terminate at Lewisham. Buses will run from Lewisham to Hayes, departing Lewisham at 23:17 and 23:47.

The 23:02 London Cannon Street to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 23:32 London Charing Cross to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 00:02 (Tue & Wed) London Charing Cross to Hayes service will start from London Cannon Street, and will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

Monday to Thursday: 

The 23:09 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run at 00:30 between Strood and Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A replacement bus will depart Meopham at 00:30, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run at 01:00 between Strood and Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run at 00:25 between Ebbsfleet and Gravesend, Strood and Rochester. Customers for stations towards Faversham should travel to Rochester for a replacement bus to Rainham, connecting with services towards Faversham.

Tuesday to Friday (early morning):

The 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath service will run as booked to Lewisham, then run fast to Dartford via Sidcup. A replacement bus will depart Lewisham for all stations to Dartford via Bexleyheath at 00:40.

The 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells starting from London Cannon Street, will terminate at Sevenoaks. A replacement bus will depart Sevenoaks at 01:13, calling at all stations to Tunbridge Wells.

The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Bexleyheath service will run as booked to Lewisham, then run fast to Dartford via Sidcup. (However, on Monday and Tuesday only, this service will start at London Bridge). A replacement bus will depart Lewisham for all stations to Dartford via Bexleyheath at 00:52.

The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will run from Meopham at 01:50 for Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 04:05 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will start from Strood. A replacement bus will run from Gillingham at 03:43, calling at Chatham, Rochester and Strood.

Tuesday to Thursday:

The 22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will terminate at Ashford International. A replacement bus will depart Ashford International at 00:09 for all stations to Dover Priory except Westenhanger. A bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger at 00:39, and from Westenhanger to Sandling at 00:21.

The 23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory and Canterbury West service will run to Canterbury West only. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International at 01:09 for all stations to Dover Priory except Westenhanger. A bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger at 01:35.

The 23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will terminate at Dover Priory. A replacement bus will depart Dover Priory at 23:55 calling at all stations to Ashford International except Westenhanger. A minibus will depart Sandling for Westenhanger at 00:39, and from Westenhanger for Sandling at 00:21.

Wednesday (early morning) only:

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham, starting from London Cannon Street, will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run from Strood at 01:58, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

Thursday and Friday only

The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will depart Meopham at 00:55, calling at Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. An additional service will depart Rainham at 01:57, calling at all stations to Ramsgate.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham, will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run from Strood at 01:58, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

Friday (early morning) only:

The 00:25 London Victoria to Orpington service will run to Shortlands, not calling at stations between London Victoria and Orpington. A replacement bus will leave London Victoria at 00:28, calling at Herne Hill, then all stations to Bromley South, followed by Bickley, Petts Wood and Orpington.

The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will run to Bromley South. A replacement bus will depart London Victoria at 00:40, calling at Herne Hill, Penge East and Beckenham Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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.