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 on Sunday 5 January

Start date
05/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford / Gravesend / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Hastings and London Cannon Street "rounder" services

TOC(s) affected

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

Buses replace trains between:

  • Lewisham and Orpington via Grove Park.
  • Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate (via Paddock Wood) will be amended to run to / from London Victoria instead.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be diverted between London and Orpington, and will be retimed.

Services that usually run via Sidcup will instead be diverted to run via Bexleyheath.

Services between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks (via Grove Park) will not run. Trains that run between London Victoria and Orpington via Bromley South will be extended to run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Underground services between Victoria, Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge by any reasonable route at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on 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.