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 Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 4 November

Start date
04/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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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 Hither Green and Dartford, closing all lines via Sidcup.

As a result of this, the following alterations will be in place:

  • London Charing Cross - Gravesend services will run via Lewisham then divert to Dartford via Bexleyheath in both directions
  • London Cannon Street 'rounder' services will be diverted via Bexleyheath to Slade Green, then run as booked


Replacement buses will operate between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup, calling at all stations.

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.