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 10 February

Start date
10/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern London Cannon Street "rounder" services via Greenwich & Sidcup and also between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich.

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Deptford area and between Blackheath and Slade Green, closing various lines.


The following alterations to service will take place:

  • Woolwich Line: London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ service via Greenwich, Woolwich then Sidcup will not Run. London Charing Cross to Dartford via Woolwich services will run via Bexleyheath instead.
  • Sidcup Line: London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services via Sidcup then Woolwich will run between Cannon Street and Dartford via Sidcup only.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via New Cross, Greenwich and Woolwich.


Train services will be diverted, not calling at stations via Greenwich and Woolwich and additionally calling at Lewisham, Blackheath, Eltham and Barnehurst. Customers for stations via Greenwich / Woolwich should use Southeastern replacement buses.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers will be able to use Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham & Greenwich at no extra cost.

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner


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.