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 5 to Friday 9 October

Start date
05/10/2020  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 some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday only:

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

Monday to Thursday:

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

Tuesday only:

From 23:45 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, with a minibus shuttle running between Battle and Hastings. Passengers travelling to stations after Battle will need to change buses at Battle.

Replacement buses that usually run on Tuesday nights between Faversham and Ramsgate, and also between Ramsgate and Margate will not run, and trains will run normally on these routes.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:35 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Meopham and Sittingbourne. Connecting trains will continue from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath or Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead.

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.