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.

No trains via Denmark Hill / Catford on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July

Start date
11/07/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern to / from London Victoria

Thameslink to / from Sutton / Orpington / Sevenoaks

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Denmark Hill and Lewisham / Shortlands, closing all lines.


Services between London Victoria and Dartford / Gravesend (via Bexleyheath) will not run. Customers should use alternative services to / from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East / London Bridge.

Services between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dover Priory (via Denmark Hill / Sole Street) will be diverted by an alternative route between London Victoria and Bromley South, and will be retimed.

On Saturday, stopping services that start / terminate at Bromley South will not run, meaning that fewer trains will run to stations between Brixton and Beckenham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use their tickets at no extra cost with:

  • Thameslink between Herne Hill, Denmark Hill and Bromley South.
  • London Buses routes P12 / 78 / 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham.
  • London Underground services between Victoria / Charing Cross / Embankment (for Charing Cross) / London Bridge / Waterloo / Cannon Street.


Sevenoaks services will be diverted, calling additionally at Beckenham Junction, but unable to call at stations between Elephant & Castle and Shortlands via Catford.

Replacement buses will operate between Herne Hill and Bromley South via Catford.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

You can plan your journey on London Buses / London Underground 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.