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 & Dartford / Gravesend on Sunday 2 June

Start date
02/06/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Southeastern Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford and London Cannon Street Rounders

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green and Sidcup, closing various lines.

Due to this engineering work the following alterations will apply:-

Woolwich Line:

  • London Charing Cross to Dartford services will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green, then return to London Charing Cross via Bexleyheath calling at all stations.
  • London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services will run normally between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Woolwich, but will operate Slade Green and London Cannon Street via the Bexleyheath line instead of via the Sidcup Line
  • Buses replace trains between Slade Green, Dartford & Gravesend 

 Bexleyheath Line:

  • There will be no services between London Victoria and Dartford, but Bexleyheath line stations will be served by trains from London Charing Cross & London Cannon Street instead.
  • Change at Slade Green for replacement buses to Dartford.

Sidcup Line:

  • London Charing Cross to Gravesend services will only run between London Charing Cross & Sidcup, and call additionally at Lewisham.
  • London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services will be diverted between Slade Green & Lewisham to run via Bexleyheath instead of Sidcup.
  • Buses replace trains between Sidcup & Dartford.


  • Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead and between Gravesend and Rainham. Use buses between Plumstead and Gravesend.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.