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 trains via Denmark Hill on Sunday 4 October

Start date
04/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Dartford / Gillingham / Faversham / Canterbury East

Thameslink between London Blackfriars / London Victoria and Orpington / Sevenoaks

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Brixton and Shortlands via Catford, closing all lines.


Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be amended to run to / from London Charing Cross instead of London Victoria.

Trains between London Victoria and Canterbury East (via Sole Street) will be diverted and amended to run between London Victoria and Rochester only.

Ticket acceptance:

Tickets can be used at no extra cost on:

  • Thameslink services between Denmark Hill and Herne Hill / Beckenham Junction.
  • London Underground services between Victoria / Embankment / Charing Cross / London Bridge, Waterloo / Southwark.
  • London Bus routes P12 / 78 / 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham.


Services that run to / from Sevenoaks will be diverted between Elephant & Castle and Bromley South, running via Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction. These services will not run via Catford. Replacement buses will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South via Denmark Hill and Catford.

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.

You can plan your journey on London Underground / London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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.