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 overnight trains between Lewisham and Dartford Monday 20 to Thursday 23 August

Start date
20/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend

TOC(s) affected

Each night from approximately 23:00 to 04:00, engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Dartford closing the line.

Trains are diverted between Lewisham and Dartford via and calling at Eltham and Bexleyheath.

Buses will run between Lewisham and Dartford with some buses extended to run to Gravesend.

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.