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No Southeastern service to / from London Victoria from Saturday 23 December to Monday 1 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 23 Dec 2023 to 01 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern to / from London Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Victoria, closing some lines. ​​​​​​​

Saturday 23 December:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley.  Stopping services which only run between London Victoria and Gillingham will not run.

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will run from London Charing Cross, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray. Trains which usually run between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East will stop additionally at St Mary Cray.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Additional trains will run between London Blackfriars and Orpington via Denmark Hill, Lewisham and Bromley South.

Sunday 24 December:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from London Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley. 

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will run from London Cannon Street, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from London Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day:

No Southeastern service will operate.

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from London Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley.  Stopping services which only run between London Victoria and Gillingham will not run.

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will run from London Charing Cross, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray. Trains which usually run between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East will stop additionally at St Mary Cray.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from London Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Additional trains will run between London Blackfriars and Orpington via Denmark Hill, Lewisham and Bromley South.

Saturday 30 December:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from London Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley.  Stopping services which only run between London Victoria and Gillingham will not run.

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will run from London Charing Cross, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray. Trains which usually run between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East will stop additionally at St Mary Cray.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from London Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Sunday 31 December:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from London Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley. 

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will run from London Cannon Street, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from London Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

New Years Day:

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will run from London Cannon Street instead, and run non stop between London Bridge and St Mary Cray / Swanley. 

  • Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International will not run, because of further engineering work between Otford & Ashford.  If you are travelling to or from stations on the Maidstone East line, you will need to use alternative trains between London Charing Cross & Sevenoaks to connect with replacement buses between Sevenoaks and Maidstone East.

  • Bromley South Line: Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will run from London Blackfriars, calling additionally at Elephant and Castle. Brixton station will be closed all day.

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use the following services at no extra cost to complete your journey:

  • London Underground between London Victoria, Brixton, Elephant & Castle, London Blackfriars, London Charing Cross, Embankment, London Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark and London Waterloo.

  • Thameslink between London Blackfriars, Bromley South and Sevenoaks to connect with services to / from Gillingham, Faversham, Ashford International, Ramsgate and Dover Priory at Swanley.

  • On Sunday only, you can use London Bus routes P12, 78 and 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham.

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner