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 Bromley South / Chislehurst and Orpington / Sevenoaks on Sunday 16 February

Start date
16/02/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross / London Victoria and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

Thameslink between Orpington and London Victoria

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Bickley / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bromley South and Orpington.
  • Chislehurst and Sevenoaks.

Paddock Wood Line: London Charing Cross to Ramsgate / Dover Priory services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route between London Bridge and Sevenoaks.

Hastings Line: London Charing Cross to Hastings services will be diverted between London Bridge and Orpington, not calling at Orpington. These trains will call additionally at Chislehurst for a replacement bus service to Orpington.

Grove Park Line: London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks services will only run between London Charing Cross and Chislehurst.

Bromley South Line: London Victoria to Orpington services will run between London Victoria and Bromley South only.


The first two trains from Orpington to London Victoria (departing Orpington at 06:46 and 07:16) will be amended to run from Bromley South at 07:01 and 07:29 respectively. Replacement buses will run earlier than usual from Orpington to Bromley South to connect with these trains.

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.