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 Dartford from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford

Thameslink between Luton and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green / Sidcup and Dartford, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Sidcup and Dartford.
  • Slade Green and Dartford.

Train services will usually run between London Charing Cross / Cannon Street and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will be amended to run between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Woolwich Arsenal only.

Train services that usually run between Slade Green and London Cannon Street via Sidcup will be amended to run via Bexleyheath instead. London Victoria to Dartford services will be amended to run between London Victoria and Sidcup only. Services between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run.

Services between London Victoria and Dartford (via Bexleyheath) will be diverted, and will run between London Victoria and Sidcup instead. Additional services will run between Slade Green and London Charing Cross via Bexleyheath. Services between Slade Green and London Cannon Street via Sidcup will also be diverted to run via Bexleyheath, providing additional services to / from London Cannon Street via Bexleyheath.


Trains that usually run between Kentish Town and Rainham will be amended to run between Dartford and Rainham only. Customers should use alternative Southeastern services between London and Dartford.

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.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.