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Buses replace trains between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend on Sunday 3 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 03 Dec 2023 to 03 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern via Dartford

Thameslink between West Hampstead Thameslink / Kentish Town and Rainham


Engineering work is taking place in the Dartford area, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​


  • Woolwich Line: Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Greenwich will be retimed.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run because of further engineering work. Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Bexleyheath will be retimed.

  • Sidcup Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run. Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup will run to / from London Cannon Street and will only run between London Cannon Street and Sidcup.

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Slade Green and Gravesend, calling at all stations

  • Sidcup and Dartford, calling at all stations


Trains which usually run between Kentish Town and Rainham will only run between Gravesend and Rainham.

Your tickets will be accepted on Southeastern services between London and Slade Green, and Southeastern rail replacement buses between Slade Green and Gravesend via Dartford.

Your tickets will also be accepted on London Underground and Docklands Light Railway between London Bridge and Woolwich Arsenal, and on Elizabeth line between Abbey Wood and Farringdon.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.