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 Lewisham and Orpington on Sunday 3 July

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Southeastern between London Charing Cross / London Victoria and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Tonbridge / Hastings / Ramsgate

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Engineering work is taking place in the Hither Green and Grove Park area, closing various lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

Rail replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Orpington in both directions. 

Paddock Wood Line:  

Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will run to and from London Victoria instead.  A reduced service will also be split to run between Ashford & Ramsgate via Canterbury West. 

Hastings Line:

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed and run via an alternative route between London Bridge and Orpington.  

Grove Park Line:

Trains between London Charing Cross & Sevenoaks will not run. 

Sidcup Line:

Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will stop additionally at Lewisham. 

Bromley South Line:

Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to run to and from Sevenoaks. 

Ticket acceptance:

You can use your ticket with London Underground at no additional cost between London Victoria, Embankment, London Charing Cross, London Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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.