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 services via Denmark Hill on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July

Start date
18/07/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dover Priory via Denmark Hill and between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath and between London Victoria and Bromley South 

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks 

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Nunhead and Shortlands, closing various lines.



  • Sole Street Line: London Victoria to Dover Priory services via Denmark Hill will be diverted via an alternative route between London Victoria and Bromley South and will be retimed.
  • Bromley South Line: Stopping services which normally start or end their journey at Bromley South will not run, so stations between Brixton and Beckenham Junction will have fewer trains each hour.


  • Sole Street Line: London Victoria to Canterbury East services via Denmark Hill will be diverted via an alternative route between London Victoria and Bromley South and will be retimed.
  • Bexleyheath Line: London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath trains will run from London Charing Cross instead.

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use Thameslink replacement bus services between Herne Hill, Denmark Hill & Bromley South. If you are travelling between Denmark Hill and Bromley South you should travel via Herne Hill for the fastest journey.

You can use London Buses P12, 78 & 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham at no extra cost.

You can use London Underground between Victoria, Charing Cross, Embankment (for Charing Cross), London Bridge, Waterloo, & Cannon Street at no extra cost. 


Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will not call at stations via Catford.

Replacement buses will run between Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction.

Customers travelling to / from Ravensbourne can use their tickets on London Buses to complete their journey.

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 Underground / Buses 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.