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 / New Cross and Dartford via Charlton on Sunday 2 September

Start date
02/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford via Charlton and London Cannon Street 'circular' services

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Deptford / Blackheath and Slade Green via Charlton, closing all lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace Southeastern services between Lewisham / New Cross and Dartford via Charlton.

The buses will run as follows:

- Lewisham to Dartford at 10 and 40 minutes past each hour, via New Cross, Greenwich and Charlton

- Dartford to Lewisham at 17 and 47 minutes past each hour, via Charlton, Greenwich and New Cross.


Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford that usually run via Woolwich Arsenal will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath.

It is not yet know how Thameslink are affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.