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.

Buses replace trains via Catford on Sunday 10 October

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All Southeastern routes via Denmark Hill

Thameslink ​​​​​​​to / from Sevenoaks / Orpington

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Denmark Hill area, closing various lines.


Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Canterbury East via Denmark Hill will be diverted and run non stop between London Victoria and Bromley South.  These trains will only run between London Victoria and Rochester because of further engineering work.

Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run.  Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross or London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Bexleyheath.  These trains run to Slade Green because of further engineering work.

You can use Thameslink replacement buses between Denmark Hill and Herne Hill to connect with services to and from Bromley South.

You can use the following alternative routes at no extra cost:

London Buses routes P12, 78, and 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham. 

London Underground between Victoria, Embankment (for Charing Cross), Charing Cross, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo.


Services to / from Sevenoaks will be diverted, and will not call at stations via Catford, but will additionally call at Herne Hill, Kent House & Beckenham Junction.

Replacement buses will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South, not calling at Nunhead or Ravensbourne. You can use London Bus routes P12 for Nunhead, and 354 for Ravensbourne.

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.

You can plan your journey on London Underground / Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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.