Service alteration details

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Find out details about how services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey.

No trains through Bexleyheath until Monday 18 February

Incident created
11/02/2019 06:03
Last updated
17/02/2019 00:01
Route affected
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Bexleyheath Line - Between Slade Green / Crayford / Dartford / Barnehurst and London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street / London Victoria

TOC(s) affected

On Monday morning, there was a landslip on a railway cutting between Bexleyheath and Barnehurst, resulting in 300 tonnes of debris and trees falling to the track. As a result, the line is blocked in both directions. 

Because of this, Network Rail have had to close the Bexleyheath Line (between Blackheath and Barnehurst) to allow for repairs to take place.

The latest update from the teams on site indicates that work is progressing well and we're expecting the line to re-open in time for tomorrow morning, Monday 17th February. We'll keep you updated here with the very latest information as the work progresses. You can view images of the landslip here.

How does this affect my journey?

No trains will operate on the Bexleyheath line until the line re-opens. Trains that would normally operate via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup or Woolwich, with some trains cancelled in their entirety.

Diverting the trains means we can provide extra capacity on the Sidcup and Woolwich lines as we know these trains will be extremely busy.

What do I need to do?
All service alterations for today, Saturday and Sunday are now showing in journey planners.

We're running replacement buses between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath and you can use your ticket at no extra cost on London Buses on routes between Lewisham and Dartford, so that you can travel to alternative stations on the Woolwich or Sidcup lines. The buses will be operating approximately every 30 minutes in both directions. At times, due to traffic along the route, journeys may take longer than advertised.

You can use your ticket at no extra cost on:

  • London Underground between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Bridge and London Cannon Street
  • Docklands Light Railway on reasonable routes between central London, Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal
  • Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Gravesend, and between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill.

For details of London Bus services running to / from and between the affected stations, please use the following links:

For further details please visit:

Please be aware that car parks on alternative lines via Sidcup or Woolwich are seeing heavy usage and some are full. Please consider using either the replacement bus service or London Buses instead of driving to alternative stations.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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