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 Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal before 09:30 on Sunday 29 March

Start date
29/03/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Cannon Street and Slade Green and also between London Cannon Street "rounder" services via Woolwich

Thameslink between London Bridge and Gillingham / Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Deptford and Charlton, closing all lines before 09:00.


Until around 09:30, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich.

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

London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street via Greenwich and Sidcup services will run between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Sidcup.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on Docklands Light Railway services between Greenwich and Lewisham before 09:00.


Before 09:00, Thameslink services will be diverted via Bexleyheath instead of Woolwich Arsenal, and will call additionally at Lewisham, Blackheath, Eltham, Bexleyheath and Barnehurst. Customers travelling to / from Woolwich Arsenal can use their tickets on Southeastern replacement buses.

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.