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Buses replace trains between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend on Sunday 18 February 

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Engineering work details

Starts 18 Feb 2024 to 18 Feb 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern services via Bexleyheath / Slade Green / Sidcup

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham


Engineering work is taking place at Dartford, closing all lines through the station.


Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Slade Green and Gravesend.

  • Sidcup and Dartford.

Woolwich line:

Additional services will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green via Lewisham and Woolwich Arsenal.

Bexleyheath line:

Services between London Victoria and Dartford will not run. Additional services will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green via Bexleyheath.

Sidcup line:

Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run. Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford will run between London Charing Cross and Sidcup only.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use Docklands Light Railway services between Lewisham and Greenwich at no additional cost.


Trains will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead, and between Gravesend and Rainham only.

You can use Southeastern trains between Plumstead and Slade Green, and Southeastern replacement buses between Slade Green and Gravesend.

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