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Image of a hand holding a wrenchNetwork Rail own and maintain the rail infrastructure in the UK.

They have a programme of planned engineering work, as well as dealing with unplanned problems and damage to tracks, signals and other infrastructure.

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Unfortunately you can't take bikes on rail replacement buses.

The details below show all the engineering work that Network Rail have currently informed us will affect our network. You can sort the full list by date.

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Engineering Work: Between Brixton and Shortlands

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Brixton and Shortlands
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 00:20, Monday 02 March 2015 to 05:00, Friday 06 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses between London Victoria and Gillingham Kent.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train services:
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The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Bromley South at 00:57.
Passengers travelling to Herne Hill, Penge East, Beckenham Junction, St Mary Cray, Swanley, Farningham Road, Longfield or Meopham should travel by a replacement bus service that departs London Victoria at 00:38 (see below)
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The 00:38 London Victoria to Gillingham (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This replacement bus service departs London Victoria at 00:38 and calls at Herne Hill at 01:03, Penge East 01:18, Beckenham Junction 01:24, Bromley South 01s34, St Mary Cray 01s52, Swanley 02s10, Farningham Road 02s23, Longfield 02s37, Meopham 02s52, Rochester 03s13, Chatham 03s20 before terminating at Gillingham at 03:31. (Note: s = sets down passengers at the time indicated).
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The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This additional train service departs from London Victoria at 00:40, calls at Rochester at 01:33, Chatham 01:35 and terminates at Gillingham at 01:39.

Engineering Work: Between St Mary Cray and Rochester

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between St Mary Cray and Rochester
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 00:20, Monday 02 March 2015 to 05:00, Friday 06 March 2015.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following early morning train service:
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The 04:33 Swanley to London Victoria (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This train service will start from Bromley South at 04:50, and will operate as scheduled, calling at all stations, to London Victoria. However there is a replacement bus that departs from Swanley at 03:59 and calls at St Mary Cray 04:17, Bickley 04:32 and terminates at Bromley South at 04:40

Engineering Work: Between New Cross and Petts Wood

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between New Cross and Petts Wood
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 23:30, Monday 02 March 2015 to 05:00, Friday 06 March 2015.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train service:
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The 23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only)
This train service will call additionally at London Cannon Street.
This train service is retimed as follows: - London Charing Cross depart 23:40. London Waterloo East 23:43, London Cannon Street 23:54, Orpington 00:16, Sevenoaks 00:25, Tonbridge 00:34, Paddock Wood 00:41, Marden 00:47, Staplehurst 00:51, Headcorn 00:56, then sets down only at Pluckley at 01:02, Ashford International 01:14, Westenhanger 01:22, Sandling 01:25, Folkestone West 01:30, Folkestone Central 01:33 and terminates at Dover Priory at 01:43.

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Dover Priory

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Dover Priory
On Wednesday and Thursday, from 23:50, Monday 02 March 2015 to 04:35, Friday 06 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Faversham and Dover Priory.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train service:
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The 23:07 London Victoria to Dover Priory (Wednesday & Thursday only)
This train service is revised on departure from Faversham at 23:25 and calls only at Canterbury East at 23:36 and terminates at Dover Priory at 23:53.
Passengers travelling to Selling, Bekesbourne, Adisham. Aylesham, Snowdown, Shepherds Well and Kearsney are advised to travel by the a replacement bus service that departs Faversham at 23:34, and calls at Selling at 23s46, Canterbury East 00:06, Bekesbourne 00s16, Adisham 00s24, Aylesham 00s31, Snowdown 00s35, Shepherds Well 00s48, Kearsney 01s00 and terminates at Dover Priory at 01:12. (Note: s = sets down passengers at the time indicated).

Engineering Work: Between Grove Park and Bromley North

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Grove Park and Bromley North
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 23:50, Monday 02 March 2015 to 05:00, Saturday 07 March 2015.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night and early morning train services between Grove Park, Sundridge Park and Bromley North:
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The following train services WILL NOT OPERATE :
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only
23:07 Grove Park to Bromley North
23:23 Bromley North to Grove Park
23:37 Grove Park to Bromley North
23:53 Bromley North to Grove Park
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only
00:07 Grove Park to Bromley North
00:23 Bromley North to Grove Park
00:37 Grove Park to Bromley North
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Passengers travelling between Grove Park, Sundridge Park and Bromley North are advised to travel by the following local bus routes:
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Grove Park to Bromley North
Travel from bus stop B by bus routes 126 or 261.
Grove Park to Sundridge Park
Travel by bus routes 126 or 261 and change at Plaistow Green for route 314 to Sundridge Park.
Sundridge Park to Bromley North
Travel from bus stop B by bus route 314.
Sundridge Park to Grove Park
Travel by bus route 314, or walk, to Plaistow Green, bus stop C and change for bus routes 126 or 261.
Bromley North to Grove Park
Walk to Bromley (West Street), bus stop G , and travel by bus routes 126 or 261.
Bromley North to Sundridge Park
Walk to Bromley (West Street), bus stop GB , and travel by bus 314.
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Valid train tickets will be accepted for travel on these local bus routes, in any direction between Grove Park, Sundridge Park and Bromley North.

Engineering Work: Between Deptford/Blackheath and Plumstead via Wool...

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Deptford/Blackheath and Plumstead via Woolwich Arsenal
From 01:05, Saturday 07 March 2015 to 02:30, Sunday 08 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at (in alphabetical order) Charlton, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Woolwich Arsenal or Woolwich Dockyard.
However, there are replacement bus services, calling at these stations, operating in each direction between New Cross and Plumstead; and Lewisham, Blackheath and Plumstead
Furthermore, London Charing Cross/Gillingham services will be diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As a result of this work, there is a reduction in the frequency of train services between London and Dartford via Bexleyheath; and between London and Gravesend via Sidcup.
Also, there is a reduction in the frequency of train services calling at New Cross and St Johns so Valid train tickets will be accepted on local bus route 21 in both directions between Lewisham, St Johns and New Cross.

Engineering Work: Between Sole Street/Strood and Rainham Kt

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sole Street/Strood and Rainham Kt
From 02:00, Saturday 07 March 2015 to 05:00, Sunday 08 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at Rochester, Chatham or Gillingham.
As a result, buses replace train services between Meopham and Rainham; Gravesend and Gillingham; and Strood and Rainham

Engineering Work: Between Deptford/Blackheath and Dartford via Woolwich ...

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Deptford/Blackheath and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal
From 02:30, Sunday 08 March 2015 to 02:05, Monday 09 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses between New Cross and Dartford.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at (in alphabetical order) Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Charlton, Deptford, Erith, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Plumstead, Slade Green, Westcombe Park, Woolwich Arsenal or Woolwich Dockyard.
However, there are replacement bus services, calling at these stations, operating in each direction between New Cross and Dartford.
Furthermore, London Cannon Street/Gillingham services will be diverted between Blackheath and Dartford calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As there are no train services operating between Blackheath and Charlton, passengers wishing to make this journey can do so via Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Valid train tickets will be accepted on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Engineering Work: Between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells/Paddock Wood

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells/Paddock Wood
From 02:30, Sunday 08 March 2015 to 02:05, Monday 09 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at Hildenborough, High Brooms or Tonbridge.
However, there are replacement bus services, calling at these stations, operating in each direction between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells; and Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood.
Furthermore, London Cannon Street/Ramsgate services are diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International and will call additionally at Chislehurst, for connections with Orpington; Otford for connections with Sevenoaks; and Maidstone East.

Engineering Work: Between Deptford and Slade Green

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Deptford and Slade Green
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 00:40, Monday 09 March 2015 to 04:55, Friday 13 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Gillingham Kent.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train service:
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The 00:18 London Charing Cross to Gillingham (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service will operate as scheduled to Blackheath and will depart Blackheath at 00:48, and is then diverted to call at Kidbrooke at 00:51, Eltham 00:54, Falconwood 00:56, Welling 00:59, Bexleyheath 01:01, Barnehurst 01:04 and arrives Dartford at 01:10 and departs from Dartford at 01:17 and then operates as scheduled to Gillingham.
Please note: this train service WILL NOT CALL at Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith or Slade Green.
Passengers planning to travel to or from Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith or Slade Green should use the replacement bus service, which departs from Lewisham at 00:55, Blackheath 01:03, Charlton 01:13, Woolwich Arsenal 01:21, Plumstead 01:25, Abbey Wood 01:31, Belvedere 01:34, Erith 01:39, Slade Green 01:45 and then continues on to Gillingham, calling to set down passengers only at Dartford 01:54, Greenhithe 02:03, Gravesend 02:15, Higham 02:28, Strood 02:37, Rochester 02:41, Chatham 02:46 and terminates at Gillingham at 02:57

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Ramsgate

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Ramsgate
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 23:35, Monday 09 March 2015 to 04:30, Sunday 15 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train services:
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The 23:55 St Pancras International to Faversham (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only)
This High speed train service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International at 00:12.
However, there is replacement bus service that departs from Ebbsfleet International at 00:22 and calls at Gravesend at 00:37, Strood 00:57 , Rochester 01:01, Chatham 01:08, Gillingham 01s18, Rainham 01s33, Sittingbourne 01s50 and terminates at Faversham at 02:07. (Note: s = sets down passengers at the time indicated).
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The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Gillingham at 00:59.
However, there is replacement bus service to Faversham, departing Gillingham at 01:09, Rainham at 01:24, Newington 01:32, Sittingbourne 01:41, Teynham 01:48 and terminates at Faversham at 02:00.
A connecting train service to Ramsgate departs Faversham at 02:17, and calls at Whitstable at 02s25, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 02s28, Herne Bay 02s32, Birchington-on-Sea 02:41, Westgate-on-Sea 02:45, Margate 02s49, Broadstairs 02s55, Dumpton Park 02s58 and terminates at Ramsgate at 03:01.
(Note: s = sets down passengers at the time indicated).

Engineering Work: Between Maidstone East and Ashford International

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Maidstone East and Ashford International
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 23:55, Monday 09 March 2015 to 05:15, Friday 13 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train services:
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The 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International via Maidstone East (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday only)
This train service will terminate at Maidstone East at 00:24.
However, there is a connecting replacement bus service from Maidstone East to Canterbury West that departs Maidstone East at 00:32 and calls to set passengers down only at Bearsted 00:43, Hollingbourne 00:52, Harrietsham 00:59, Lenham 01:05, Charing 01:14, Ashford International 01:29, Wye 01:41, Chilham 01:50, Chartham 01:56 and terminates at Canterbury West at 02:08
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The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International via Maidstone East (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Maidstone East at 01:24.
However, there is replacement bus service that departs from Maidstone East at 01:32 and sets passengers down only at Bearsted 01:43, Hollingbourne 01:52, Harrietsham 01:59, Lenham 02:05, Charing 02:14 and terminates at Ashford International at 02:29.

Engineering Work: Between Strood/Sole Street and Rainham Kt

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Strood/Sole Street and Rainham Kt
From 02:00, Saturday 14 March 2015 to 05:00, Sunday 15 March 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses throughout.

Engineering Work: Between Denmark Hill and Lewisham

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Denmark Hill and Lewisham
From 00:25, Sunday 15 March 2015 to 03:10, Monday 16 March 2015.
Additional Information:
There are no Southeastern train services calling at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye or Nunhead
However, there are replacement bus services operated by Thameslink, calling at Denmark Hill and Peckham Rye operating between Herne Hill and Peckham Rye.
Passengers travelling between Peckham Rye and Lewisham should use local bus route 484 and passengers travelling to or from Nunhead should travel to Peckham Rye and change for local bus route P12.
Valid train tickets will be accepted for travel on local bus route 484 and P12 between the stations specified.

Engineering Work: Between Tunbridge Wells and Battle

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Tunbridge Wells and Battle
From 01:15, Sunday 15 March 2015 to 04:00, Monday 16 March 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Tunbridge Wells and Battle.

Engineering Work: Between Ebbsfleet International and Ramsgate via Ashfo...

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Ebbsfleet International and Ramsgate via Ashford International and Canterbury West
From 01:55, Sunday 15 March 2015 to 04:30, Monday 16 March 2015.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at (in alphabetical order) Canterbury West, Chartham, Chilham, Minster, Sturry or Wye
However, there are replacement coach services calling at these stations, operating in each direction between Ashford International and Ramsgate;`` with coach services operating between Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International

Engineering Work: Between Slade Green and Gravesend

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Slade Green and Gravesend
From 02:45, Sunday 15 March 2015 to 02:00, Monday 16 March 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Slade Green and Gravesend.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at (in alphabetical order) Dartford, Greenhithe (for Bluewater), Northfleet, Stone Crossing or Swanscombe.
However, there are replacement bus services, calling at these stations, operating in each direction between Slade Green and Gravesend.

Engineering Work: Between Sidcup and Gravesend

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sidcup and Gravesend
From 02:45, Sunday 15 March 2015 to 02:00, Monday 16 March 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Sidcup and Gravesend.
Additional Information:
There are no train services calling at (in alphabetical order) Albany Park, Bexley, Crayford, Dartford, Greenhithe (for Bluewater), Northfleet, Stone Crossing or Swanscombe.
However, there are replacement bus services, calling at these stations, operating in each direction between Sidcup and Dartford; Slade Green and Gravesend.

Engineering Work: Between London Bridge and London Cannon Street/Lon...

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between London Bridge and London Cannon Street/London Charing Cross
From 02:00, Friday 03 April 2015 to 23:59, Monday 06 April 2015.
Some lines are closed.
All services will be revised.
No Southeastern services will operate to or from Cannon Street, London Bridge, Charing Cross or Waterloo East.
Train services will start or terminate at New Cross, London Victoria or London Blackfriars.
Hastings services will operate via Tonbridge, Redhill and East Croydon, and run to and from platforms 10 or 11 at London Bridge.
Customer Advice:
Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, calling at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park
You ll be able to use the following routes at no extra cost to complete your journey;
> London Underground between our London terminals and between Southwark / Embankment and Canada Water
> London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
> Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham & Greenwich.

Engineering Work: Between Deptford and Westcombe Park

Good Friday to Easter Monday (inclusive) planned engineering work will take place.
Between Deptford and Westcombe Park
From 02:00, Friday 03 April 2015 to 04:00, Tuesday 07 April 2015.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Charlton.

Engineering Work: Between Swanley/Strood and Faversham

Good Friday and Easter Saturday planned engineering work will take place.
Between Swanley/Strood and Faversham
From 02:00, Friday 03 April 2015 to 04:00, Sunday 05 April 2015.
All lines are affected.
All services will be replaced by buses between Swanley and Faversham. There will be no trains between Swanley and Faversham and between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea Trains to or from London Victoria will be diverted via Maidstone East to connect with replacement bus services.
High speed services to and from London St Pancras via Gravesend and Rochester will start and terminate at Strood and Faversham.
Replacement buses will run between Swanley/Maidstone East/Strood and Faversham. Replacement buses will also run between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.
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Engineering Work: Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea

Good Friday to Easter Monday (inclusive) planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea
From 02:00, Friday 03 April 2015 to 04:00, Tuesday 07 April 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea.

Engineering Work: Between Sole Street/Strood and Faversham

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sole Street/Strood and Faversham
From 02:00, Sunday 05 April 2015 to 04:00, Tuesday 07 April 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Meopham and Faversham.
Additional Information:
There will be no trains between Sole Street / Strood and Faversham.
Trains to and from London Victoria will be diverted via Maidstone East and Sole Street to connect with replacement buses.
High speed services to and from London St Pancras via Gravesend and Rochester will start and terminate at Gravesend and Faversham.

Engineering Work: Between Gravesend and Maidstone West

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday planned engineering work will take place.
Between Gravesend and Maidstone West
From 02:00, Sunday 05 April 2015 to 04:00, Tuesday 07 April 2015.
All services will be replaced by buses between Gravesend and Maidstone West.
Customer Advice:
Trains between Tonbridge and Strood will only run between Tonbridge and Maidstone West.
Trains which would normally run to and from London Cannon Street and Gillingham will be diverted to and from London Victoria and will start and terminate at Gravesend.
High speed services to and from London St Pancras via Gravesend and Rochester will start and terminate at Gravesend and Faversham.
Replacement buses services will run between Gravesend and Maidstone West.