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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.

Always check if unplanned engineering work will affect your journey

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:
23 May - 26 May 2022 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern services via Lewisham

Engineering work is taking place at Lewisham, closing all lines through from 23:05 each night until the end of service.

  • Services via Bexleyheath will not run, or will be diverted to run via Sidcup.
  • Some services will also be unable to run between Lewisham and Hayes. You may need to change at Hither Green for buses towards Dartford via Woolwich or Bexleyheath.

 

Buses replace trains between:

  • London Bridge / Lewisham and Hayes
  • Dartford to London Bridge / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street, via Woolwich or Bexleyheath
  • London Victoria and Dartford, via Bexleyheath 
  • Hither Green and Lewisham, via Lewisham and Woolwich
  • Hither Green and Dartford, via Lewisham and Bexleyheath
  • Lewisham and Orpington
  • Charlton and London Bridge, via Blackheath

 

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:
23 May - 27 May 2022 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern routes

Engineering work is taking place at various locations across the Southeastern network each night.

Monday only:

  • From 22:40 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Ramsgate, via Canterbury West. Trains will be diverted to run via Dover Priory instead.

 

Monday to Thursday:

  • From 23:10 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.
  • From 23:55 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

 

Wednesday to Friday:

  • From 00:05 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory. A minibus shuttle will run between Sandling and Westenhanger.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service will be diverted between Otford and Ashford to run via Sevenoaks. 

 

Replacement buses will operate between:

  • Sevenoaks and Maidstone East
  • Maidstone East and Ashford International
  • West Malling and East Malling

 

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. 

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 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.