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 Tuesday 14 April to Friday 17 April

Start date
14/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing various lines.

Tuesday only:

  • From 23:45, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, and a mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Hastings.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:

  • After 23:50, buses replace trains on the Sidcup Line. The first bus leaves Hither Green at 23:56, calling at all stations to Lewisham via Sidcup. After that, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup, and trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead. (On Wednesday only, the 00:17 Lewisham to Dartford is extended to Gravesend).

Wednesday & Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will run non stop between Faversham and Herne Bay and then earlier than normal to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham to Ramsgate leaving Faversham at 00:36 (Thursday and Friday) calling at all stations to Ramsgate.
  • After 23:50, buses replace trains between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Thursday & Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate is replaced by buses between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate. One bus will call only at Faversham, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park and Ramsgate. The other bus will call at all stations between Faversham and Ramsgate. A mini bus will be provided between Sittingbourne and Teynham.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham will run non stop between London Victoria and Rochester via an alternative route. An additional 00:42 London Victoria to Bromley South service will run, connecting to a replacement bus from Bromley South to Gillingham.
  • The 04:38 Swanley to London Victoria service will start at Bromley South. A replacement bus will run from Swanley to Bromley, leaving Swanley at 03:56. 

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.