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Engineering work

Close up of trackNetwork Rail owns and maintains the UK's rail infrastructure. They have a programme of planned engineering work, and also deal with unplanned problems and damage to tracks, signals and other infrastructure.

Planned engineering work on our network is listed below.

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Engineering Work: Between Tonbridge and Wadhurst

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Tonbridge and Wadhurst
On Monday, from 22:00, Monday 21 December 2015 to 04:55, Monday 09 May 2016.
All lines will be closed.
All services will be replaced by buses between Tonbridge and Wadhurst.
Because of long-term engineering work, trains departing London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street after 21:00 will be replaced by buses every Monday night between Tonbridge and Wadhurst, and between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings every Tuesday night until May 2016.

Engineering Work: Between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings
On Tuesday, from 22:25, Monday 21 December 2015 to 05:15, Monday 09 May 2016.
All lines will be closed.
All services will be replaced by buses between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings.
Because of long-term engineering work, trains departing London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street after 21:00 will be replaced by buses every Monday night between Tonbridge and Wadhurst, and between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings every Tuesday night until May 2016.

Engineering Work: Between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory
From 01:10, Tuesday 12 April 2016 to 00:40, Saturday 10 December 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory.
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Customer Advice:
Mondays to Fridays: buses replace trains between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory, running between Folkestone West, Folkestone Central and Dover Priory with some peak time buses running between Folkestone West, Walmer and Deal.
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At weekends buses replace trains between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory, running between Folkestone West, Folkestone Central and Dover Priory.

Engineering Work: Between St Mary Cray and Rochester

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between St Mary Cray and Rochester
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 01:10, Tuesday 03 May 2016 to 05:35, Friday 06 May 2016.
All lines will be closed.
All services will be replaced by buses between Bromley South and Gillingham Kent.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night and early morning train services:
The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service is diverted to terminate at Orpington at 01:11.
Passengers travelling from London Victoria to Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham are advised to travel by an additional service that departs London Victoria at 00:40 (for details see below)
Passengers for stations to Gillingham should travel to Bromley South, arrive at 00:57, and change for a replacement bus service to Gillingham that departs Bromley South at 01:05 and calls to set down passengers only at St Mary Cray 01:23, Swanley 01:41, Farningham Road 01:54, Longfield 02:08, Meopham 02:23, Rochester 02:44, Chatham 02:51 and terminates at Gillingham at 03:02.
The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This additional train service on departure from London Victoria will operate non-stop to arrive Rochester at 01:33, and calls Chatham 01:37 and terminates at Gillingham at 01:41.
The 04:33 Swanley to London Victoria (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service is revised to start from Bromley South at 04:50 and then operates as scheduled to London Victoria, calling at all stations via Herne Hill.
However, there is a connecting replacement bus service to Bromley South , that departs from Swanley at 03:57 and calls at st Mary Cray at 04:15, Bickley 04:30 and arrives at Bromley South at 04:3

Engineering Work: Between Plumstead and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Plumstead and Dartford
From 01:15, Saturday 07 May 2016 to 04:00, Sunday 08 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Plumstead and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford, calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As there are no trains running between Blackheath and Charlton, you can make this journey, by using your train ticket on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich
PLEASE NOTE: As a result, of this work, there are no trains between London Cannon Street and Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath or Barnehurst; OR between London Cannon Street and Albany Park, Bexley or Crayford.

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Herne Bay

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Herne Bay
From 02:15, Saturday 07 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 09 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Faversham and Herne Bay.

Engineering Work: Between Nunhead and Dartford via Bexleyheath

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Nunhead and Dartford via Bexleyheath
From 01:30, Sunday 08 May 2016 to 02:55, Monday 09 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between New Cross and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, there are no trains calling at Lewisham.
If your travelling between Lewisham and Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill you can use your train ticket on local bus 484.
If you want Nunhead change at Peckham Rye for local buses P12 or 78
If you re travelling between Nunhead, Peckham Rye Denmark Hill and London Victoria, you can travel on Thameslink trains to London Blackfriars and use your train ticket on the underground to Victoria.
You can also use a valid train ticket to travel to and from London Victoria via London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark (for London Waterloo East) or Embankment (for London Charing Cross), underground stations.
As there are no trains running between Blackheath and Charlton, you can make this journey, by using your train ticket on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Engineering Work: Between New Cross and Ladywell/Hither Green

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between New Cross and Ladywell/Hither Green
From 01:30, Sunday 08 May 2016 to 02:55, Monday 09 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between New Cross and Lewisham.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, there are no trains calling at Lewisham and you can also use your train ticket on local bus 21 between New Cross, St Johns and Lewisham
If your travelling between Lewisham and Ladywell you can use your train ticket on local buses P4 or 284.
If your travelling between Lewisham and Hither Green, you can use your train ticket on local buses 225 or 273
IMPORTANT. Until approximately 08:40 there are no trains calling at New Cross or St Johns. Until that time, your ticket will be accepted on local bus 21 between Lewisham, St Johns, New Cross and London Bridge.

Engineering Work: Between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells
From 01:55, Sunday 08 May 2016 to 03:45, Monday 09 May 2016.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, certain London Charing Cross/Ramsgate/Dover Priory trains are diverted, between London Waterloo East and Ashford International and will call at Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East.
If you re travelling between Orpington and Ashford International, you can travel via Chislehurst.
If you re travelling between Sevenoaks and Ashford International you can travel via Otford using your train ticket on Thameslink trains between Sevenoaks and Otford.

Engineering Work: Between Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood
From 01:55, Sunday 08 May 2016 to 03:45, Monday 09 May 2016.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, certain London Charing Cross/Ramsgate/Dover Priory trains are diverted, between London Waterloo East and Ashford International and will call at Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East.
If you re travelling between Orpington and Ashford International, you can travel via Chislehurst.
If you re travelling between Sevenoaks and Ashford International you can travel via Otford using your train ticket on Thameslink trains between Sevenoaks and Otford.

Engineering Work: Between Gillingham Kent and Faversham/Sittingbourne

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Gillingham Kent and Faversham/Sittingbourne
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 00:40, Tuesday 10 May 2016 to 04:45, Friday 13 May 2016.
All lines are affected.
There are no train services operating.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train services:
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 to Faversham that departs from Ebbsfleet International at 00:22 and calls at Gravesend at 00:37, Strood 00:57, Rochester 01:01, Chatham 01:08 and calls to set down passengers at Gillingham 01:18, Rainham 01:33, Sittingbourne 01:50 and terminates at Faversham at 02:07.
The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Gillingham at 00:59.
However, there is connecting replacement bus service to Faversham that departs from Gillingham at 01:09 and calls at Rainham at 01:24, Newington 01:32, Sittingbourne 01:41, Teynham 01:48,and terminates at Faversham 02:00. A connecting train service to Ramsgate, departs Faversham at 02:17 and calls at Whitstable 02:25, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 02:28, Herne Bay 02:31, Birchington-on-Sea 02:40, Westgate-on-Sea 02:43, Margate 02:47, Broadstairs 02:53, Dumpton Park 02:56 and terminates at Ramsgate at 02:59.
The 00:25 Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea
(Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service will not operate.
However , there is a replacement bus service that departs Sittingbourne at 00:30 and calls at Kemsley 00:37, Swale 00:42, Queenborough 00:47 and terminates at Sheerness-on-Sea at 00:54

Engineering Work: Between Plumstead and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Plumstead and Dartford
From 01:15, Saturday 14 May 2016 to 02:05, Sunday 15 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Plumstead and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford, calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As there are no trains running between Blackheath and Charlton, you can make this journey, by using your train ticket on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich
PLEASE NOTE: on Saturday 14 May, there are no trains between London Cannon Street and Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath or Barnehurst; OR between London Cannon Street and Albany Park, Bexley or Crayford.

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Herne Bay

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Herne Bay
From 02:15, Saturday 14 May 2016 to 02:30, Sunday 15 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Faversham and Herne Bay.

Engineering Work: Between Beckenham Junction and Petts Wood

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Beckenham Junction and Petts Wood
From 01:15, Sunday 15 May 2016 to 04:10, Monday 16 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Beckenham Junction and Orpington.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, THERE ARE NO TRAINS CALLING AT BROMLEY SOUTH.
PLEASE NOTE: London Victoria/Canterbury West; and London Victoria/Ramsgate/Dover Priory via Faversham trains are diverted to run via Catford and will operate to revised timetables.

Engineering Work: Between Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray
From 01:15, Sunday 15 May 2016 to 04:10, Monday 16 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Beckenham Junction and Swanley.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work, THERE ARE NO TRAINS CALLING AT BROMLEY SOUTH.
PLEASE NOTE: London Victoria/Canterbury West; and London Victoria/Ramsgate/Dover Priory via Faversham trains are diverted to run via Catford and operate to revised timetables.

Engineering Work: Between Robertsbridge and Hastings

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Robertsbridge and Hastings
From 01:15, Sunday 15 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 16 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Robertsbridge and Hastings.

Engineering Work: Between Deptford and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Deptford and Dartford
From 02:05, Sunday 15 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 16 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Deptford and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford, calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As there are no trains running between Blackheath and Charlton, you can make this journey, by using your train ticket on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Ramsgate

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Ramsgate
From 02:30, Sunday 15 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 16 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Engineering Work: Between Hither Green and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Hither Green and Dartford
On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 00:25, Tuesday 17 May 2016 to 04:45, Friday 20 May 2016.
All lines will be closed.
Some services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Dartford.
Additional Information:
Engineering work will affect the following late night train services:
The 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only)
This train service will terminate at Lewisham at 00:07.
However, there is a connecting replacement bus service to Gillingham, departing Lewisham at 00:17 and calls at Hither Green 00:26, Lee 00:33, Mottingham 00:42, New Eltham 00:47, Sidcup 00:56, Albany Park Hurst Road/Carisbrooke Avenue 01:02, Bexley 01:05, Crayford 01:15, and calls to set down passengers at Dartford at 01:23, Greenhithe 01:32, Gravesend 01:47, Higham 02:02, Strood 02:12, Rochester 02:16, Chatham 02:23 and terminates at Gillingham at 02:33.
The 00:22 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Lewisham at 00:37.
However, there is a connecting replacement bus service to Dartford, departing Lewisham at 00:47 and calls at Hither Green 00:56, Lee 01:03, Mottingham 01:12, New Eltham 01:17, Sidcup 01:26, Albany Park Hurst Road/Carisbrooke Avenue 01:32, Bexley 01:35, Crayford 01:45 and terminates at Dartford at 01:53.
The 00:36 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Sidcup (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only)
This train service will terminate at Lewisham at 00:50.
However, there is a connecting replacement bus service to Dartford, departing Lewisham at 01:00 and calls to set down passengers at Hither Green 01:09, Lee 01:16, Mottingham 01:25, New Eltham 01:30, Sidcup 01:39, Albany Park Hurst Road/Carisbrooke Avenue 01:45, Bexley 01:48, Crayford 01:58 and terminates at Dartford at 02:06.

Engineering Work: Between Plumstead and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Plumstead and Dartford
From 01:15, Saturday 21 May 2016 to 06:00, Sunday 22 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Plumstead and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford, calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.
As there are no trains running between Blackheath and Charlton, you can make this journey, by using your train ticket on the DLR between Lewisham and Greenwich
PLEASE NOTE: there are no trains between London Cannon Street and Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath or Barnehurst; OR between London Cannon Street and Albany Park, Bexley or Crayford.

Engineering Work: Between Rainham Kt and Faversham

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Rainham Kt and Faversham
From 01:30, Saturday 21 May 2016 to 01:50, Sunday 22 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Rainham Kt and Faversham.

Engineering Work: Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea
From 01:30, Saturday 21 May 2016 to 01:50, Sunday 22 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea.

Engineering Work: Between Lewisham and Hayes Kent

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Lewisham and Hayes Kent
From 01:20, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 23 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Hayes Kent.

Engineering Work: Between Chislehurst and Orpington

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Chislehurst and Orpington
From 01:45, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 23 May 2016.
Additional Information:
As a result of this work, London Cannon Street/Orpington/Sevenoaks services will call additionally at St Johns and run to a revised timetable.

Engineering Work: Between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay
From 01:50, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 04:10, Monday 23 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay.
Customer Advice:
PLEASE NOTE: Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea trains will run to a revised timetable.

Engineering Work: Between Faversham and Dover Priory

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Faversham and Dover Priory
From 01:50, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 04:10, Monday 23 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Faversham and Dover Priory.

Engineering Work: Between Sidcup and Gravesend

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Sidcup and Gravesend
From 02:45, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 02:00, Monday 23 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Sidcup and Gravesend.

Engineering Work: Between Slade Green and Gravesend

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Slade Green and Gravesend
From 02:45, Sunday 22 May 2016 to 02:00, Monday 23 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Slade Green and Gravesend.
Customer Advice:
IMPORTANT: As a result of this work London Victoria/Dartford trains WILL NOT RUN.
If you re travelling between Lewisham and Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill you can use your train ticket on local bus 484.
If you want Nunhead change at Peckham Rye for local buses P12 or 78
If you re travelling between Nunhead, Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill, you can travel on Thameslink trains.
For London Victoria, you can change at Denmark Hill to connect with alternative Southeastern services, or travel on Thameslink trains to London Blackfriars and use your train ticket on the underground to Victoria.
You can also use a valid train ticket to travel to and from London Victoria via London Bridge, Cannon Street, Southwark (for London Waterloo East) or Embankment (for London Charing Cross), underground stations.

Engineering Work: Between London Charing Cross/London Cannon Street and ...

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between London Charing Cross/London Cannon Street and Charlton/New Cross
From 01:20, Saturday 28 May 2016 to 04:00, Tuesday 31 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Deptford and Charlton.
Customer Advice:
As a result of this work:
Metro trains will run to and from New Cross, London Victoria or London Blackfriars.
London Charing Cross/Hastings trains will run to and from platforms 10 or 11 at London Bridge, calling additionally at East Croydon and Redhill before calling at Tonbridge.
London Charing Cross/Ramsgate via Tonbridge and Ashford International trains will run to and from London Victoria.
There are additional trains, operating between London Victoria, Denmark Hill Lewisham and all stations to Tonbridge via Grove Park and Sevenoaks.
Buses replace trains at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park, operating between New Cross and Charlton.
Your train tickets will be accepted as follows:
On London Underground by any reasonable route, between Canada Water, Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Embankment (for London Charing Cross), London Bridge, Southwark (for London Waterloo East), Waterloo, Blackfriars and Victoria underground stations.
On London Overground between Canada Water and New Cross
On the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) between Greenwich and Lewisham.

Engineering Work: Between Canterbury East and Dover Priory

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Canterbury East and Dover Priory
From 00:20, Sunday 29 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 30 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Canterbury East and Dover Priory.

Engineering Work: Between Plumstead and Dartford

Planned engineering work will take place.
Between Plumstead and Dartford
From 01:30, Sunday 29 May 2016 to 04:00, Monday 30 May 2016.
All services will be replaced by buses between Plumstead and Dartford.
Customer Advice:
London Charing Cross/Gillingham that during this weekend operate out of London Victoria are diverted, between Blackheath and Dartford, calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath.

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