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.

Amended service through Swanley on Sunday 15 September

Start date
15/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Canterbury West / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Bickley and Sole Street / Borough Green and Wrotham  /Sevenoaks, closing various lines.


  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover will be retimed and diverted to run via Strood. London Victoria to Canterbury East trains via Denmark Hill will not run.
  • Buses will run between Bromley South and Strood, where they will connect with the diverted London Victoria – Ramsgate & Dover trains.
  • Maidstone East line: Trains will run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Canterbury West. Buses will replace trains between Bromley South & Borough Green and Wrotham. Passengers will need to travel between London Victoria and Bromley South on alternative services to connect to the replacement buses.
  • Sheerness Line: Trains between Sittingbourne & Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed. 


It is not yet known how Thameslink will be affected by these engineering works.

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