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 / Dartford via Sidcup on Wednesday 1 January

Start date
01/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross / London Bridge and Dartford / Crayford Orpington / London Cannon Street 'Circular services' / Sevenoaks / Ashford International / Dover Priory / Faversham / Hastings / Tunbridge Wells / Gravesend / Ore

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Petts Wood / Dartford, closing various lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • Lewisham - Orpington via Grove Park
  • Lewisham - Dartford via Sidcup

The following alterations will also apply:

Paddock Wood line - Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover / Ramsgate will run from London Victoria instead and will be diverted between London and Sevenoaks.

Hastings line - Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be re-timed and will operate via alternative routes between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Grove Park line - Trains between London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks will not run.

Bromley South Park line - Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to run to Sevenoaks.

Sidcup line - Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend via Sidcup will operate via Bexleyheath instead. Trains between Slade Green and London Cannon Street which usually run via Sidcup will also run via Bexleyheath.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use 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.