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 on Sunday 28 October

Start date
28/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Hastings / Sevenoaks

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood, closing the line.

Trains will not run between Hither Green and Orpington. Buses will run between Lewisham and Orpington, calling at all stations via Grove Park.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Victoria.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be diverted via an alternative route between London Bridge and Orpington.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks will not run. Alternative services will be available between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

Ticket Acceptance:

You may use London Underground services to complete your journey between London Charing Cross and London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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.