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 on the Greenwich and Woolwich Lines on Sunday 28 October

Start date
28/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Dartford and London Cannon Street circular services.

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Gillingham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Deptford / Blackheath and Slade Green, closing the lines via Greenwich and Woolwich.


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

Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will be retimed and will call additionally at Lewisham.

London Cannon Street circular services will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford only. These services will run via Sidcup.

Buses will run between Lewisham and Dartford, calling at New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich and all stations to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal.


Trains are diverted and will not call at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood and Slade Green.

Customers should use Southeastern replacement buses between Deptford and Dartford.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.

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 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.