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 service through Denmark Hill on Sunday 29 December

Start date
29/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Overground between Clapham Junction and Highbury & Islington

Southeastern between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dartford / Gillingham (Kent) / Faversham

Thameslink between London Blackfriars / London Victoria and Sevenoaks / Orpington

TOC(s) affected
London OvergroundSoutheasternThameslink

Engineering work is taking place in the Denmark Hill area, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

London Overground:

Replacement buses will run between Canada Water and Clapham Junction. London Overground trains will run between Highbury & Islington and Surrey Quays.

Southeastern services:

Bexleyheath line - All London Victoria to Dartford services will run from London Charing Cross instead.

Sole Street line - All London Victoria to Canterbury East services will run via the Herne Hill route and will not stop at Denmark Hill.


Trains will be diverted between Elephant & Castle and Shortlands via and calling additionally at Herne Hill.

Buses will run between Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction call at stations via Catford.

Ticket acceptance:

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Rail replacement buses between Denmark Hill and Herne Hill to connect with trains between London Victoria and Bromley South.
  • London Buses on routes P12, 78 & 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham.
  • London Underground between London Victoria / Embankment / London Cannon Street / London Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southeastern, please use 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.