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Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Oprington / Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 10 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 10 Dec 2023 to 10 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross / London Victoria and Sevenoaks / Orpington / Hastings / Dartford / Gravesend / Ramsgate / Dover Priory


Engineering work is taking place between St John's / Hither Green and Dartford, closing some 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 only run between London Victoria and Minster because of further engineering work.

  • Hastings Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed and divert 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 between London Charing Cross and Dartford / Gravesend will not run. Additional trains will run between London Cannon Street and Gravesend via Woolwich.

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Lewisham and Orpington

  • Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use the following services at no additional 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.