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 Bromley South / Swanley and Strood on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December

Start date
14/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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All Southeastern routes via Swanley

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Rochester on Saturday, and between Bickley and Rochester / Sevenoaks / Borough Green on Sunday, closing all lines.



Buses replace trains between Swanley and Strood.

London Victoria - Gravesend via Bexleyheath services will not run. Customers should use alternative trains to / from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Bridge, or London Cannon Street.


Buses replace trains between Bromley South and Strood, and also between Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be diverted to run via Strood.

Saturday and Sunday:

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Sole Street will retimed and run hourly, and also be diverted to run via Strood.

On both days, a replacement minibus service will run between Meopham and Sole Street.


Services that usually run between Kentish Town and Rainham will run between Dartford and Rainham only. Customers should travel with Southeastern between Dartford and London.

Southeastern Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Bus routes P12 / 74 / 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham, or on London Underground services by any reasonable route between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, Embankment, London Bridge and London Cannon Street.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / London Underground by using the Transport for London 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.