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.

Thameslink services between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted between London Bridge and Dartford and will operate via Lewisham calling additionally at Lewisham and Blackheath.

Customers travelling from Dartford to Deptford should travel to Blackheath / Lewisham and use Docklands Light Railway services and local bus services.

A rail replacement bus service will operate from Lewisham to Dartford operated by Southeastern.

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.