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 service via Swanley on Sunday 20 September

Start date
20/09/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Gillingham / Canterbury East / Faversham

Thameslink between London Victoria and Sevenoaks

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Swanley area, closing some lines. As a result of this the following alterations will apply:


Maidstone East Line: Trains will run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Canterbury West.

Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be retimed and diverted between London Victoria and Rochester, calling additionally at Strood to connect with replacement bus services.

Replacement buses will run on the following route:

  • From Bromley South to Meopham, and from Meopham to Strood
  • From Bromley South to Borough Green & Wrotham
  • From Meopham to Sole Street


it is not yet known how Thameslink are affected. 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southeastern, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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