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.

No trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath from Saturday 15 to Sunday 23 February

Start date
15/02/2020  00:00
End date
23/02/2020 
Route affected
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All Southeastern services via Bexleyheath

 
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Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath, closing all lines all day between Saturday 15 and Sunday 23 February.

Saturday 15 / 22 February:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Train services that usually run between London Victoria and Gravesend via Bexleyheath will be diverted to run via Sidcup.

London Cannon Street "rounder" services via Woolwich and Greenwich will not run, meaning fewer trains running to / from London Cannon Street than normal.

Sunday 16 / 23 February:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Train services that usually run between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted to run via Sidcup.

Monday 17 to Friday 21 February:

Replacement buses will run between stations on the Bexleyheath line, and alternative stations on the Sidcup and Woolwich lines to connect with train services. Buses will run on the following routes:

  • Lewisham to Kidbrooke
  • Eltham and Mottingham
  • Falconwood and Welling to New Eltham.
  • Bexleyheath and Welling to Abbey Wood
  • Barnehurst to Slade Green
  • Lewisham to Slade Green calling at all stations between Kidbrooke and Barnehurst via Bexleyheath, however passengers should use the shuttle buses above for the quickest journey.

London Charing Cross to Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted to run via Woolwich Arsenal.

London Victoria to Gravesend services will be diverted to run via Sidcup and will only run between London Victoria and Dartford. Some peak time services will run via Blackheath and Woolwich Arsenal instead of via Sidcup.

London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street ‘rounder’ services via Bexleyheath & Greenwich will not run. There will be no direct services to London Cannon Street from Blackheath in the morning rush hour, and a limited service between London Cannon Street and Blackheath in the evening rush hour.

Woolwich Line:

Trains which normally run between Cannon Street and Cannon Street via Greenwich and Bexleyheath will not run.

A full rush hour service will run between Slade Green and Cannon Street via Greenwich.

Some trains on the Woolwich Line will run with 12 coaches, and these services will be unable to stop at Woolwich Dockyard due to a short platform at the station. Please check using the journey planner to see if your journey is affected.

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.

Project Information:

The 9 day closure of the Bexleyheath line will allow for major work to take place to protect the line from landslips. The work involves reducing the steepness of the slopes and building retaining walls either side of the tracks. More information can be found here.