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 / Dartford via Sidcup on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October

Start date
05/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Orpington / Dartford / Gravesend / Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate and London Cannon Street "rounder" services

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Orpington / Sidcup all weekend. On Sunday the engineering work is extended to Dartford via Sidcup, closing all lines.

All weekend, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington / Sidcup on Saturday / Dartford on Sunday.

The following alterations will also apply on the following routes:

  • London Charing Cross and Dover / Ramsgate trains are diverted to run to / from London Victoria and will be diverted to run via Bromley South.
  • London Charing Cross to Hastings trains are diverted between London Bridge and Orpington running nonstop via New Beckenham.
  • Grove Park to Bromley North will not run. Customers should use London Bus routes 126 or 261.
  • A reduced service will run to / from Hayes. Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will call additionally at Lewisham.
  • London Victoria to Orpington trains on Saturday are extended to run to Tonbridge and on Sunday to Sevenoaks.
  • Trains from Maidstone East, and beyond, to London Victoria are diverted between Bromley South and London Victoria extending journey times by up to 9 minutes.
  • London Cannon Street 'rounder' trains will run to an amended timetable. Customers may have to use alternative train or replacement buses to complete your journey.
  • London Charing Cross and Gravesend are diverted via Bexleyheath and extended to run to / from Gravesend.

Ticket Acceptance

Customers may use London Underground between the following stations London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Bridge, London Waterloo and London Cannon Street. 

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses or London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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.