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Last updated:Today at 08:47
Train companies affected:Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink
Last updated:Today at 08:44
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington / Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 7 April  

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Engineering work details

Starts 07 Apr 2024 to 07 Apr 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern services via Hither Green


Engineering work is taking place between St Johns / Hither Green and Dartford, closing all lines.

  • Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Tonbridge will be diverted to run to and from London Victoria.  Services between London Victoria and Dover Priory via Tonbridge will only run between London Victoria and Ashford International 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.

  • Sidcup Line: Trains which usually run between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run.  Train which usually only run between London Charing Cross & Dartford via Sidcup will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath and will be extended to Strood.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Lewisham and Orpington

  • Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup

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 at no extra cost.

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.