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 10 and Sunday 11 October

Start date
10/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

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.

A replacement bus service will operate between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate via New Cross.

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.


Replacement buses will run between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. Theses buses will also call at Crystal Palace. 


Before 09:30, a reduced Thameslink service will run between London Bridge and East Croydon.

After 09:30, no Thameslink services will call at London Bridge or Norwood Junction, and a reduced service will run between London and Gatwick Airport.

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.