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 New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Sunday 1 December

Start date
01/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon

Southern between London Bridge and Caterham / East Croydon / Horsham / Brighton

Thameslink between Bedford / Peterborough / London Bridge and Horsham / Brighton

TOC(s) affected
London OvergroundSouthernThameslink

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and Crystal Palace / West Croydon, closing various lines.

London Overground:

No London Overground service between Surrey Quays and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

A rail replacement bus service (provided by Southern) will operate between New Cross Gate and West Croydon (via Crystal Palace).


Services between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / Caterham / Tattenham Corner via Sydenham will not run.

Services between London Victoria and West Croydon will start / terminate at Crystal Palace.

London Bridge to East Croydon (via Streatham) trains will extend to Caterham / Tattenham Corner.

Replacement buses will run between New Cross Gate and West Croydon.


Thameslink will run a reduced service between London Bridge and Brighton, with extended journey times. Additionally, no Thameslink trains will call at Norwood Junction.

Customers should use Southern trains between London Bridge and East Croydon, and Southern buses between Norwood Junction and East Croydon.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.