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 between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October

Start date
03/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon

Southern services via Sydenham

Thameslink services between Bedford / Cambridge / Peterborough and Sutton / Gatwick Airport / Horsham / Brighton

TOC(s) affected
London OvergroundSouthernThameslink

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon, closing various lines over the course of the weekend.

London Overground:

No London Overground service will run between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

On Saturday, customers can use Southern services between New Cross Gate and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

On Sunday, customers can use London Buses by any reasonable route, or Southern services between Sydenham and Norwood Junction / West Croydon.


It is not yet known how Southern will be affected by this engineering work.


On Saturday and Sunday, trains will be diverted between London Bridge and East Croydon, and will not call at stations via Sydenham / Norwood Junction.

All Thameslink services between Bedford / Cambridge / Peterborough and Gatwick Airport / Horsham / Haywards Heath / Brighton will run to an amended timetable, with extended journey times.

On Sunday, an amended and reduced service will run to / from Sutton, with trains running between Luton and Wimbledon only. Customers travelling to / from stations between Wimbledon and Sutton / Streatham should use London Buses.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Thameslink, 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.

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

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.