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Buses replace trains between Orpington and Tonbridge on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August  

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Engineering work details

Starts 17 Aug 2024 to 18 Aug 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Charing Cross and Tonbridge / Dover Priory

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Orpington and Tonbridge, closing all lines.

Saturday

Hastings Line: Services between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed and run non stop between London Bridge and Tonbridge, using an alternative route via Redhill. On arrival at Tonbridge a portion of coaches will be attached / detached to run between Tonbridge and Ashford International.

Trains which usually only run between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells will not run.

Paddock Wood line: One train per hour will run between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Maidstone East / Canterbury West. On arrival at Ashford International a portion of coaches will be attached / detached to run between Ashford International and Dover Priory.

If you are travelling to / from stations between Tonbridge and Ashford International, please use trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings which will have a portion of coaches attached / detached at Tonbridge to run between Tonbridge and Ashford International.

Maidstone East line: Services which usually run between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East will not run. Please use the diverted London Charing Cross to Ramsgate services which will stop additionally at Swanley, Otford and Maidstone East.

Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will stop additionally at Eynsford and Shoreham.

Grove Park Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks via Grove Park will only run between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Sunday:

Hastings Line: Services between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be only run between London Bridge and Hastings and run non stop between London Bridge and Tonbridge, using an alternative route via Redhill.

Paddock Wood line: One train per hour will run between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Maidstone East. On arrival at Ashford International a portion of coaches will be attached / detached to run between Ashford International and Dover Priory. Additional trains will run between Tonbridge and Ashford International.

Maidstone East line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International will stop additionally at Eynsford and Shoreham.

Grove Park Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks will only run between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Medway Valley Line: Trains between Paddock Wood and Strood will be retimed to run 10 minutes later.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Orpington and Tonbridge calling at Sevenoaks only.

  • Orpington and Tonbridge calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.