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 Orpington / Sevenoaks and Tonbridge on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August

Start date
17/08/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks / Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate, and also between Tonbridge and Ashford International

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, closing all lines.



Buses replace trains between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

Additional services will run between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks.


Buses replace trains between Orpington and Tonbridge.

Additional Services will run between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Services that run via Maidstone West will be retimed. Services that usually run via Maidstone East will make additional stops at Eynsford and Shoreham.

Saturday and Sunday:

Trains to / from Hastings will be retimed and diverted to run on an alternative route between London Bridge and Tonbridge. Stopping services between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells will not run.

Services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate will be diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International to run via Maidstone East, and will additionally call at Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East. Part of this train will detach to call at all stations between Ashford International and Dover Priory.

A shuttle train service will run between Tonbridge and Ashford International.


On Sunday, services will be diverted to run to / from Orpington instead of Sevenoaks. Customers can use Southeastern services between London and Otford, and Thameslink replacement buses between Otford and Sevenoaks.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.