Planned engineering work
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.
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
14 June - 18 June 2021 11:59 PM
Between London Charing Cross and Hastings also between Gillingham and Paddock Wood
Engineering work is taking place at multiple locations along the Southeastern network, resulting in the closure of some lines.
From 23:20 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst. A shuttle train will be in operation between Wadhurst and Hastings, except for the 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings which will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run from Battle to Crowhurst for this service.
From 23:40 until the end of service buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings and they will run on the following routes:
- Tunbridge Wells to Battle.
- Battle to Hastings.
- Battle to Crowhurst.
Late night buses between Faversham and Margate / Ramsgate will not run and trains will run normally.
Tuesday - Friday:
From 00:20 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath. Trains will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead.
From 00:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham.
The 04:18 Gillingham to Paddock Wood service will start from Strood and is replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood, leaving Gillingham at 03:57.
Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.
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.