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Planned engineering work

To maintain and improve the UK's rail infrastructure, Network Rail has to carry out regular planned engineering work. The work is normally done at weekends, on bank holidays and after 10pm during the week, but it may also affect our services at other times. Please be aware, where replacement buses are in operation, journeys may take longer than normal.

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In some cases, timetables will not be confirmed until less than the usual 12-weeks before travel. Wherever possible, we’ve highlighted those journeys yet to be confirmed in our journey planner. You can still book tickets in advance, please note there are only a limited number of tickets allocated per journey, and our Advance fares are available up until 6pm on the day before you travel. If you buy an Advance ticket for a train that is subsequently changed or cancelled, we will refund you. Check before you travel by using our journey planner or download our Southeastern app for the most up-to-date information.

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Engineering work for Today

Date:
8 August - 12 August 2022 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern routes

Engineering work is taking place on various routes across the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

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

Monday only: 

From 23:00 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst.  A connecting train will run from Wadhurst to Hastings, except for the 23:49 London Cannon Street to Hastings service, which will be replaced by buses between Tonbridge & Wadhurst, and Wadhurst and Hastings. 

Monday to Thursday:
The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International, Gillingham and Faversham.

Tuesday only:

The regular engineering work after 23:30 between Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate will not take place and trains will run normally between Faversham and Ramsgate - but some services will be affected by engineering work between Meopham and Rochester - see below under “Tuesday to Friday”.

From 23:45 until the end of service,  buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings and will run on the following routes: 

  • Tunbridge Wells & Battle 
  • Battle and Hastings 
  • Battle & Crowhurst (mini bus Shuttle) 

 

Tuesday & Wednesday:

The 00:12 London Cannon Street to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:20 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Meopham and Sittingbourne, and between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate. 

The 04:18 Gillingham to Paddock Wood service will start from Strood at 04:34.  A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Strood, leaving at 04:00. 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham & Dartford via Bexleyheath. Trains will be diverted between Lewisham and Dartford via an alternative route. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Date:
17 May - 10 December 2022 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern routes

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday to Thursday. 

These changes may be subject to further alteration on some days, such as starting earlier, or not taking place at all. Please check your journey using the Journey Planner,  and also check other items on our engineering pages for the date of your journey.

Mondays only:

Every Monday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West.

From 23:50 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Canterbury West / Ramsgate. 

Mondays and Tuesdays:

Every Monday and Tuesday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines to and from London Charing Cross.  

There will be no trains at London Charing Cross or Waterloo East from approximately 23:30 until the end of service. 

Trains will run from London Cannon Street instead, and you will need to travel to / from London Cannon Street / London Bridge. 

Tuesdays only:

Every Tuesday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines between Faversham and Ramsgate via Margate.  

From 23:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Faversham and Margate / Ramsgate. 

Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Every Wednesday and Thursday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines to / from London Cannon Street.

There will be no trains at London Cannon Street from approximately 23:35 until the end of service. 

Trains will run to / from London Charing Cross instead, if you could please make your way to London Bridge for these trains. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.