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 Grove Park / Dartford (via Sidcup) on Sunday 8 July

Start date
08/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and  Sevenoaks / Gravesend / Dartford / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between St Johns and Grove Park, and also between St Johns and Dartford via Sidcup, closing all lines.

Services running between London stations and Gravesend / Dartford / Hayes / Tonbridge and Hastings will be retimed or amended. Trains will be diverted between Lewisham and Orpington, and will not run via Grove Park.

Services between London Charing Cross and Dover / Ramsgate will be amended to run between London Victoria and Dover / Ramsgate.

Additional services will run between London Charing Cross and Tonbridge after 20:15.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Grove Park calling at Hither Green. Buses will also run between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use London Underground services between London Charing Cross and London Victoria to help you with your journey.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on the London Underground by using the Transport for London 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.