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 Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend 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 Dartford / Gravesend , between London Cannon Street and Dartford / Slade Green, between London Victoria and Dartford and also London Cannon Street circular services via Slade Green and Sidcup

Thameslink between London Bridge and Gillingham / Rainham / Rochester, between Dartford / Kentish Town / London Blackfriars / St Albans / West Hampstead and Rainham and also between Bedford and Gillingham / Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend, and as a result, all lines will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Slade Green and Gravesend and also between Sidcup and Gravesend.

Southeastern train services will be amended as follows:

  • London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street circular services will run as scheduled via the Woolwich line; however, these services will then be diverted along the Bexleyheath line and therefore will not call at stations on the Sidcup line.
  • Additional London Charing Cross to London Charing Cross circular services will run via the Woolwich and Bexleyheath lines.
  • Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich, and also between London Charing Cross and Gravesend via Sidcup, will not run.
  • Services between London Victoria and Dartford services will be diverted to run between London Victoria and Sidcup.

To help you complete your journey, Southeastern tickets will be accepted on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Replacement buses will run between Slade Green and Gravesend. These will be provided 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.