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.

Alterations to late night / early morning Southeastern services between Monday 20 and Friday 24 January

Start date
20/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place is taking place each night / early morning at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines, finishing on Friday morning at approximately 05:00.


  • The 22:10 / 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ashford International trains will be extended to Ramsgate via Canterbury West.
  • From 22:55 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst.
  • The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings (Monday only) will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings but will not call at Crowhurst. A connecting mini bus will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 Dover Priory to Faversham is extended to run to Gillingham and as a result the 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham will not run.  
  • An additional train 22:48 Ramsgate to Faversham will run, and a bus will run from Faversham to Gillingham.

Monday to Thursday:

  • From 23:30 each evening, buses will replace trains between Faversham and Ramsgate, and also between Ramsgate and Margate. Trains between Faversham and Ramsgate will be diverted to run via Dover Priory.
  • From 23:40 each evening until the end of service, trains between London Victoria and Rochester will be diverted to run via Lewisham and Dartford.
  • Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Rochester. Customers should use London Victoria to Maidstone East trains for Bromley South and Swanley.


  • From 23:40 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Greenwich is diverted to run via Bexleyheath and a replacement bus will run from London Cannon Street at 00:33 to Dartford via Greenwich and Woolwich.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • From 00:45 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.
  • The 04:38 Swanley to London Victoria is replaced by a bus between Swanley leaving at 04:00, Bromley South.

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.