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 between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 October

Start date
23/10/2021 
End date
29/10/2021 
Route affected
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Between London Charing Cross / Tonbridge and Hastings

 
TOC(s) affected
Southeastern
Description

Major engineering work is taking place closing the line between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 October, with buses replacing trains each day.

Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Hastings will only run between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells.

Replacement bus advice:

Buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings via Battle.

Alternative route advice:

You will be able to use your ticket, at no extra cost on the following routes:

  • Highspeed services between Ashford International and London St Pancras International.
  • Southern services between Hastings and London Victoria via Bexhill, Hastings and Ashford International and also between Uckfield and London Bridge.

Trains between Hastings and Ashford International and also between Uckfield and London Bridge are expected to be very busy throughout the duration of these works.

If you need any additional help during your journey, additional staff will be on hand at stations affected by the closure.

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.