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 Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal on Sunday 22 July

Start date
22/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal also the London Cannon Street rounder

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Blackheath and Slade Green, via Woolwich Arsenal, closing the line.

Southeastern trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal are diverted between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

The London Cannon Street rounder via Greenwich will not run. The rounder via Sidcup will run between London Cannon Street and Crayford then divert to terminate / start at Dartford.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Dartford calling at New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich and then all stations to Dartford.

Thameslink trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted between London Bridge and Dartford, calling additionally at Lewisham and Blackheath. Customers for stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal should use Southeastern replacement buses.

Check before you travel:

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

For Thameslink it is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

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.