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 Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend on Sunday 1 March

Start date
01/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Dartford and London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street "rounder" services.

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Slade Green and Dartford / Gravesend, and also between Sidcup and Dartford. Trains will run between London Charing Cross and Sidcup.

Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green via Woolwich, before running back to London Charing Cross via Bexleyheath.

Services between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. An amended train service will run between London Charing Cross and London Charing Cross via Bexleyheath / Woolwich.

Services that usually run between London Cannon Street and London Cannon Street via Sidcup and Woolwich will be amended to run via Bexleyheath and Woolwich.


Trains will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead, and also between Gravesend and Rainham. Customers can use their tickets on Southeastern replacement buses between Plumstead and Gravesend.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid Southeastern tickets can be used on Docklands Light Railway services between Lewisham and Greenwich 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 Docklands Light Railway 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.