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 25 and Sunday 26 September

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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon 

Southern services via Sydenham

Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Gatwick Airport

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Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace, and also in the Dalston Junction area, closing some lines.

London Overground:

No trains will run between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon. You can use Southern train / bus services to complete your journey.

After 22:30 on Sunday, no trains will run between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction. You can use London Buses to complete your journey.


On Saturday and Sunday, trains will not call at stations via Sydenham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross Gate and West Croydon, and tickets will be accepted on London Overground / London Underground services between London Bridge and New Cross Gate.

On Saturday, trains between London and Uckfield will run between East Croydon and Uckfield only. Change at East Croydon for alternative trains to / from London. Trains that usually run between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will be amended to run to / from Clapham Junction instead of East Croydon.


A reduced timetable will operate between London Blackfriars 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.