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 on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

Start date
07/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Hayes / Orpington / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate and also between Grove Park and Bromley North

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday and Sunday, closing various lines.

Trains via Paddock Wood:

Trains that normally run between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate will be diverted between London and Sevenoaks and will be revised to start from London Victoria instead.

On Sunday, engineering work at Ramsgate means that these services will run to Minster instead. The train will divide at Ashford International, with one portion of the train calling at all stations to Minster via Canterbury West. The other part of the train will run via Dover Priory, calling at all stations to Minster.

Trains to / from Hastings:

London Charing Cross to Hastings services will be diverted via an alternative route between London Charing Cross and Orpington and will be retimed. The stopping services between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells will NOT run.

Trains via Grove Park:

London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks and London Cannon Street to Orpington services will NOT run.

Services between Grove Park and Bromley North will NOT run.

Trains via Bromley South:

Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to Tonbridge on Saturday and to Sevenoaks on Sunday.

Replacement road transport will operate on the following routes:

  • Lewisham to Orpington via Grove Park

Ticket acceptance:

You may use your tickets on London Underground services between London Victoria / Embankment / London Charing Cross / London Waterloo / Southwalk and London Bridge.

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.