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 late night / early morning Southeastern trains from Monday 7 to Friday 11 October

Start date
07/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place each night from Monday to Thursday from 21:00 to 0500, finishing at 05:00 Friday morning, at various location, closing various lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday only after 22:45, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst. The last train to Hastings will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge through to Hastings. A minibus will provide a connection between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday only after 23:40, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst. 

Monday and Thursday 

  • From 20:55, buses replace trains between Sittingbourne & Sheerness until the end of service.
  • From 23:59, buses replace trains between Bromley South & Orpington until the end of service. 


Tuesday and Wednesday

From 23:00, buses replace trains between Bromley South & Orpington, until the end of service. 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:28 Victoria to Orpington will run non stop from Victoria to Shortlands. A replacement bus will run from Victoria to Orpington via Herne Hill
  • The 00:19 Bromley South to Victoria service will be retimed.


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.