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 evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October

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Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday & Tuesday:

From 23:10 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.

Monday & Wednesday:

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

Monday to Thursday.

From 23:00 until the end of service, there will be no trains via Lewisham. Trains will be diverted to run via alternative routes, and will not stop at Lewisham. Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will only run between London Victoria and Denmark Hill. 

Replacement buses will run between: 

  • Denmark Hill and Dartford via Bexleyheath. 
  • Lewisham and Charlton via Blackheath. 
  • Lewisham and Hither Green.
  • Hither Green and Lewisham / London Bridge.
  • New Cross and Lewisham.
  • Lewisham and Orpington.
  • New Cross and Hayes.
  • Ladywell and Lewisham 
  • Hither Green and Hayes via Lewisham.


Tuesday to Thursday:

From 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory. A minibus shuttle service will run between Westenhanger and Sandling.

Tuesday and Thursday:

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

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.