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.

Revised service between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich / Bexleyheath / Hither Green on Sunday 14 October

Start date
14/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Barnehurst / Slade Green / Dartford / Gravesend

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Charlton / Barnehurst / Hither Green / Ladywell, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between New Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath calling at all booked stations.

  • London Charing Cross to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will divert back into London Cannon Street.
  • London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks will run non stop from London Bridge to Hither Green, then as booked.
  • London Cannon Street rounders (via Sidcup & Greenwich) will not run via Lewisham.
  • London Canon Street to Hayes trains will operate from London Charing Cross and will run non stop from London Bridge to Ladywell.

Ticket acceptance:

  • Customers may use all 'reasonable routes' by LUL between London Terminals / Southwark / Waterloo East / London Bridge.
  • Customers may use DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham all day, and local bus routes P12, 78 and 484.
  • Customers may use local bus routes 21, 225 and 273 between New Cross, Lewisham and Hither Green.
  • Customer may use local bus routes P4 and 284 between Ladywell and Lewisham.
  • The first train connections from London to Denmark Hill/ Peckham Rye/ Nunhead covered by GTR services.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and London Buses by using the Transport for London 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.