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 Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday 9 March

Start date
09/03/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Ashford International / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday 9 March, closing all lines.

Trains via Paddock Wood

Charing Cross to Ramsgate and Dover services will be diverted to run to and from London Victoria instead. The Ramsgate trains will also be affected by engineering work between Canterbury West & Ramsgate.

Trains via Tunbridge Wells

London Charing Cross to Hastings services will be diverted via an alternative route between Orpington & London Bridge and will be retimed. Stopping services between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells will not run, but the London Victoria to Orpington service will be extended to Tonbridge to provide a stopping service between Orpington and Tonbridge.

Trains via Grove Park

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington.

The Bromley North to Grove Park shuttle will not run.

Trains via Hayes

The Cannon Street to Hayes trains will not run, and the London Charing Cross to Hayes services will stop additionally at Lewisham.

Trains via Bromley South

London Victoria to Orpington services will be extended to run between Victoria and Tonbridge. The London Victoria to Bromley South (terminating services) will be retimed.

Ticket Acceptance:

  • London Underground between Victoria, Embankment, Charing Cross, Southwark, Waterloo & London Bridge.
  • London Buses routes 162 & 261 between Bromley North & Grove Park.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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.