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Last updated:Today at 17:27
Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail, TransPennine Express

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington on Sunday 23 June  

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Engineering work details

Starts 23 Jun 2024 to 23 Jun 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Hastings / Ramsgate


Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Petts Wood, closing all lines.

  • Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Tonbridge will be diverted to run to / from London Victoria. These trains will run hourly and will be diverted between Bromley South and Ashford International to run via Maidstone East because of further engineering work. At Ashford Interntional, the train will divide and one part of the train will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate via Canterbury West, and the other part of the train will run between Ashford International and Dover Priory via Folkestone Central. Additional trains will run between London Victoria and Headcorn via Tonbridge because of further engineering work.

  • Hastings Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route between London Bridge and Orpington.

  • Grove Park Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks will not run.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to run to / from Sevenoaks.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Lewisham and Orpington calling at all stations

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use the following alternative services at no extra cost.

  • London Underground between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, Embankment, London Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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.