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 Southeastern service from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October

Start date
28/09/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various location on the Southeastern network closing some lines.


  • From 22:50, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
  • The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service is replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Hastings. Customers may have to change buses at Wadhurst to complete their journey.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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


  • From 23:45, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, and a mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Hastings. Customers travelling to stations after Battle will need to change buses at Battle.


Tuesday to Friday

  • From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead. 
  • The 04:38 Swanley to London Victoria service will start from Orpington instead, and will be replaced by a bus between Swanley and Bickley.


 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.