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 Lewisham and Charlton via Deptford on Sunday 17 June

Start date
17/06/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford / Gravesend / Sevenoaks

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and Charlton, closing some lines.

No trains will run to or from London Cannon Street.


An amended train service will run between London Charing Cross and Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, calling at St Johns, New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park.

Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will be amended to run a few minutes later than usual to / from London Bridge and London Charing Cross.

Trains which normally run between London Cannon Street and Hayes will be revised to run between London Charing Cross and Hayes.

Trains serving the Sidcup and Woolwich lines will run at a reduced frequency.


Services between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted between London Blackfriars and Charlton, and will not call at London Bridge, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park. These services will additionally call at Lewisham.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you complete your journey, your Southeastern train ticket will be valid on the following services:

  • London Underground on reasonable routes between Charing Cross and Cannon Street
  • Docklands Light Railway from Greenwich to Lewisham
  • London Overground between New Cross Gate and Canada Water (to connect with Jubilee line).

Valid Thameslink tickets can be used on Docklands Light Railway services between Greenwich and Lewisham, and on local bus services by any reasonable route between Deptford and Charlton.

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.

Project Information:

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