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 / Sidcup and Dartford on Sunday 20 October

Start date
20/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Hastings / Sevenoaks and

between London Victoria and Dartford / Orpington and

between London Cannon Street rounder services / Hayes 

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between St Johns and Hither Green to Petts Wood and Dartford via Sidcup, closing various lines.

  • Paddock Wood Line: London Charing Cross to Dover / Ramsgate trains will run to/from London Victoria instead of London Charing Cross and will run via Bromley South.
  • Hastings Line: London Charing Cross to Hastings services will be retimed and run via a different route between London Bridge and Orpington.
  • Grove Park Line: Stopping services between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks will not run.
  • Bromley South Line: London Victoria to Orpington services will be extended to run to Sevenoaks.
  • Sidcup Line: London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services via Greenwich & Woolwich will run via Greenwich & Bexleyheath instead. London Charing Cross to Gravesend services are diverted via Bexleyheath.
  • Bexleyheath Line: There will be additional London Charing Cross to Gravesend services via Bexleyheath, and additional London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services via Bexleyheath & Greenwich
  • Woolwich Line: London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services via Greenwich & Sidcup will run via Greenwich and Bexleyheath instead.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Lewisham and Orpington
  • Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup

Ticket Acceptance:

  • London Underground between 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

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.