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 Southeastern services from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

Start date
End date
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International / Ramsgate and Faversham also between London Charing Cross / Maidstone East / Dover Priory and Ashford International

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at multiple points across the Southeastern network, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Monday and Tuesday

From 23:00 until the end of service, no trains will call at Lewisham. Trains will not run via Bexleyheath and will be diverted via Sidcup. Trains will not run between Lewisham and Hayes.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Hither Green to Dartford via Lewisham and Bexleyheath.
  • New Cross / Lewisham to Hither Green.
  • London Bridge / Lewisham to Hayes.
  • Lewisham to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Dartford to London Bridge via Bexleyheath and New Cross.
  • London Victoria to Lewisham.
  • New Cross / Hither Green to Hayes (Tuesday night only)


Monday and Wednesday

From 23:40 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.

The 23:25 London St Pancras International to Faversham will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet and Faversham.


From 00:01 until the end of service buses will replace trains between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Tuesday and Thursday

The 23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gravesend.

Tuesday - Friday

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

From midnight until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory. A minibus shuttle will run between Sandling and Westenhanger.

Thursday and Friday

After 00:15 a bus will replace the last train between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Check before you travel:

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.