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 Orpington / Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 7 October

Start date
07/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Hastings / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Sevenoaks and

London Cannon Street and Hayes and London Cannon Street rounder services

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Hither Green / Dartford via Sidcup, closing various lines.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Orpington and between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

Services will be amended as follows:-

  • London Cannon Street (‘rounder’ services) are diverted between Lewisham & Slade Green to run via the Bexleyheath Line.
  • London Charing Cross to Gravesend services will run via the Bexleyheath Line and are extended to Strood.
  • London Charing Cross to Hastings services are retimed, because of an alternative route between London Bridge & Orpington.
  • London Charing Cross to Ramsgate & Dover services will run from London Victoria instead.
  • London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks services will not run & London Victoria to Orpington services will be extended to Sevenoaks.
  • London Cannon Street to Hayes services will run from London Charing Cross.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use London Underground between Victoria, Charing Cross & Cannon Street.

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.