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 / Dartford on Sunday 1 September

Start date
01/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross / London Victoria and Dartford / Gravesend / Sidcup, and London Cannon Street circular services

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green and Dartford, closing some lines.


  • Woolwich Line: Trains will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green normally, then will divert back to London Charing Cross calling at all stations via Bexleyheath
  • Bexleyheath Line: Services to and from London Victoria will not run. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green via Bexleyheath. London Cannon Street 'rounder' services will also run via Bexleyheath instead of Sidcup
  • Sidcup Line: Services between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run. Additional services will run to Slade Green via Woolwich instead, and will connect to a replacement bus to to Gravesend. Additional services between London Charing Cross and Sidcup will run to connect with replacement buses between  Sidcup and Dartford. 

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Slade Green and Gravesend
  • Sidcup and Dartford


An amended service will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead, and Gravesend and Rainham.

Customers should use Southeastern trains / buses between Plumstead and Gravesend.

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.