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 service between Sydenham and West Croydon from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 November

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London Overground between Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and West Croydon

Southern services via Sydenham

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London OvergroundSouthern

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and West Croydon each night, closing some lines.

London Overground:

The following services will run to Crystal Palace instead of West Croydon:

  • 23:17 Highbury & Islington to West Croydon
  • 23:38 Dalston Junction to West Croydon


You can use Southern services to complete your journey. For Penge West, customers should alight at Anerley and continue by foot.

Ticket acceptance is in place with London Buses via any reasonable route.

The last southbound train to West Croydon will be the 23:02 Highbury & Islington - West Croydon.

Please note that the 23:38 departure from Dalston Junction does not connect with the replacement bus service at Sydenham.


From 23:45 trains will be diverted between Sydenham and Norwood Junction via Crystal Palace extending journey times by 15 minutes.

A rail replacement bus will run from Tuesday to Friday, departing Sydenham at 01:01 and calling at Penge West, Anerley, Norwood Junction and East Croydon.

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.

You can plan your journey on London 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.