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 services from Monday 16 March to Friday 20 March

Start date
16/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

From 23:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Faversham and Ramsgate, and also between Ramsgate and Margate. Trains will be diverted between Faversham and Ramsgate to run via Dover and will take longer than normal.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

The 01:02 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead of Woolwich Arsenal. A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Blackheath and Woolwich Arsenal.


From 23:55 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford and Ramsgate via Dover.  The 23:37 St Pancras to Ramsgate will run via Canterbury West instead of via Dover.

Thursday and Friday:

From 00:05 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

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.