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.

Buses replace trains between Orpington and Tonbridge from Saturday 26 until Monday 28 May

Start date
26/05/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Major engineering work is taking place in the tunnel between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge which means the lines through the tunnel will be closed. For more details on this major project, please visit here

Replacement buses will run between Orpington and Sevenoaks (calling at all stations), and also between Orpington and Tonbridge (calling at Sevenoaks and Hildenborough).

Additional services will run between Tonbridge and Ashford International, and also between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Services running to / from Hastings, Ramsgate, Canterbury West and Canterbury West may be amended, retimed or cancelled.

On Sunday only, trains will be further amended as there are no trains running to / from London Charing Cross. Trains will be revised to start from either London Cannon Street or London Bridge. Further details about this engineering project can be found here.

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


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.