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No trains via Swanley on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September 

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 Sep 2024 to 29 Sep 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East and

between London Victoria and Gillingham / Ashford International

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bickley and Rochester, closing all lines through Swanley.

Southeastern:

Saturday:

Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham and will be diverted to run non stop between London Victoria and Strood. Stopping services between London Victoria and Gillingham via Denmark Hill will not run.

Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will only run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International. Trains between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East will not run. If you are travelling to / from Maidstone East, you should use alternative trains between London Bridge and Chislehurst to connect to the replacement bus to Borough Green & Wrotham.

Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run.

Additional trains will run between London Victoria and Bromley South via Denmark Hill.

Sunday:

Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Chatham and will be diverted to run non stop between London Victoria and Strood. At Faversham a portion of the train will be attached detached to run between Faversham and Dover Priory. Stopping services between London Victoria and Dover Priory via Denmark Hill will not run.

Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will only run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International.

Additional trains will run between London Victoria and Bromley South via Denmark Hill.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Bromley South and Meopham calling at all stations.

  • Meopham and Strood non-stop.

  • Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham calling at Chislehurst*, St Mary Cray, Swanley, Otford & Kemsing* (* does not stop at Chislehurst & Kemsing on Sunday).

  • Meopham and Sole Street (minibus shuttle).


Thameslink have yet to confirm how they are affected by these works.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southeastern, 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.

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