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 Bromley South / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks via Orpington on Sunday 18 November

Start date
18/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Ashford International / Dover Priory / Hastings / Orpington / Ramsgate / Sevenoaks / Tonbridge and also between London Victoria and Orpington

Thameslink between Orpington and London Victoria

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Bromley South / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks via Orpington, and as a result, all lines will be closed between these stations.

Buses will replace trains between Bromley South / Chislehurst and Orpington / Sevenoaks as follows:

  • between Bromley South and Bickley / Petts Wood / Orpington
  • between Chislehurst and Petts Wood / Orpington / Chelsfield / Knockholt / Dunton Green / Sevenoaks

Train services scheduled to travel between these stations will be revised as follows:

  • London Victoria to Orpington services will only run between London Victoria and Bromley South
  • London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks services will only run between London Charing Cross and Chislehurst
  • London Charing Cross to Hastings / Dover / Ramsgate services will be amended, calling additionally at Chislehurst, and then diverted between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks via Swanley and Bat & Ball. Therefore, these services will not call at Orpington.


The 06:46 and 07:14 Orpington to London Victoria services will start from Bromley South. Replacement buses will be provided to run between Orpington and Bromley South. These are operated by Southeastern.

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.