Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend on Sunday 3 March

Start date
03/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford / Gravesend and London Cannon Street 'rounder' services

Thameslink between St Albans / Kentish Town / West Hampstead Thameslink and Rainham and between London Bridge and Gillingham / Rochester

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend, closing all lines.


Trains via Woolwich:
London Cannon Street 'rounder' services will run normally via Woolwich, but will be diverted after Slade Green and return to London Cannon Street via Bexleyheath.

London Charing Cross to Dartford services will be retimed and will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green ONLY.

Trains via Bexleyheath:

Additional trains from London Charing Cross will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green via Bexleyheath. In addition, the London Cannon Street ' rounder' services will also stop at stations via Bexleyheath.

Passengers travelling between Dartford and stations via Bexleyheath will need to change at Slade Green for replacement bus services.

Trains via Sidcup:

London Charing Cross to Gravesend services will run between London Charing Cross and Sidcup ONLY. London Cannon Street 'rounder' services which normally run via Sidcup will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath and run normally via Woolwich on their return to London Cannon Street.

Replacement road transport will be running between Slade Green and Gravesend and between Sidcup and Dartford.


Trains will not run between Plumstead and Gravesend. Customers should use Southeastern services between Plumstead and Gravesend to complete their journey (train services between Plumstead and Slade Green, and replacement buses between Slade Green and Gravesend).

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southeastern, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Thameslink, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.