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 from Monday 21 to Friday 25 September

Start date
21/09/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.


From 22:50, buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst. Trains will run between Wadhurst and Hastings, except for the last service which is replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings. A minibus shuttle will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

Monday to Thursday:

From 23:20, services to / from London Victoria will be retimed and may run later than normal.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday:

From 23:45, buses replace trains between Sittingbourne & Sheerness until the end of service.

Tuesday only:

From 23:45, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, and a minibus shuttle will run between Battle and Hastings. Passengers travelling to stations between Battle and Hastings will need to change buses at Battle.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:01 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East & Ashford International / Canterbury West.

From 00:01 until the end of service, trains between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Orpington will be unable to stop at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross & Hither Green via Lewisham, with some journeys being extended to run to / from London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

After 00:01, buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Faversham or Gillingham & Faversham until the end of service. Additional connecting trains will run from Faversham to Ramsgate.

Wednesday and Thursday:

The 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, 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.