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 Sidcup / Slade Green and Gravesend via Dartford on Sunday 5 April

Start date
05/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Dartford; and the 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.


Woolwich Line: London Cannon St - London Cannon St circular services (via Greenwich and Sidcup) will be diverted between Slade Green and Lewisham to run via Bexleyheath instead of Sidcup. London Charing Cross - Dartford via Woolwich services will run between London Charing Cross and Slade Green only.

Bexleyheath Line: London Victoria - Dartford services will be diverted via Sidcup. Stations on the Bexleyheath line will be served by trains to and from London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross - Slade Green via Bexleyheath instead.

Sidcup Line: London Charing Cross - Gravesend services will not run, and the London Cannon Street - London Cannon Street circular services (via Sidcup and Greenwich) will run via Bexleyheath and Greenwich instead. London Victoria - Dartford services will run between London Victoria and Sidcup only instead.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • between Slade Green and Gravesend
  • between Sidcup and Dartford

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use the DLR from Greenwich to Lewisham at no extra cost.


Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead / Gravesend and Rainham. Customers should use Southeastern trains / buses between Plumstead and Gravesend.

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.