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 late night / early morning Southeastern service from Monday 13 until Friday 17 January

Start date
13/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network each night.


From approximately 22:55, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst. A shuttle train will run between Wadhurst and Hastings, except for the 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service which will be replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Hastings.

A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 23:40, trains between London Victoria and Rochester will be diverted to run via Lewisham and Dartford. Buses will run between Swanley and Rochester. Passengers should use London Victoria to Maidstone East services for Bromley South and Swanley stations.

From approximately 23:45, London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street to Orpington services will not stop at Lewisham. Buses will run between London Bridge and Orpington (via Lewisham.)

After 23:55, no trains will run between Grove Park and Bromley North. Customers can use London Bus routes 126 / 261 / 314 between Bromley North and Grove Park at no additional cost.

CANCELLED: The engineering work between Maidstone East and Ashford International from approximately 23:59 until the end of service, has been cancelled and trains will run normally.


From approximately 23:40, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Replacement buses which usually run between Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate will not run.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford (via Greenwich) service will be replaced by a bus, departing London Cannon Street at 00:33.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will be replaced by a bus between Beckenham Junction and Orpington.

Tuesday to Friday

From approximately 00:45, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford (via Woolwich.) Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate (via Dover Priory) service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.


After 00:30, buses replace trains from Ashford International to Canterbury West and Ramsgate. 

The 23:10 Charing Cross to Ramsgate service will be diverted via an alternative route after Ashford International. 

 Replacement buses will run as follows, calling at all stations:

  • 00:40 Ashford International to Ramsgate
  • 01:15 Ashford International to Canterbury West

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.