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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. 

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Engineering work for 3rd August 2019

No Southeastern trains at London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street / London Bridge and buses replace trains between New Cross and Charlton via Greenwich on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August

3 August - 4 August 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern all routes from / to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street, Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea and between Grove Park and Bromley South Thameslink between Luton / Kentish Town and Rainham

Engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street  and New Cross / Deptford closing various lines.


There will be no Southeastern services from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Cannon Street or London Bridge all weekend, and many routes will have fewer trains than normal. Most lines will run from London Victoria instead, but some Metro routes will start / terminate at New Cross and you will need to change trains at Lewisham on these lines to continue your journey to Central London.

Below is a summary of the exact details for each line:

  • Woolwich Line - A half hourly service will run between New Cross & Dartford via Woolwich.
  • Bexleyheath Line - On Saturday, there will be fewer trains than usual as only the half-hourly London Victoria to Gravesend trains will be running. On Sunday, the normal service of 2 trains per hour between London Victoria and Dartford will run.
  • Sidcup Line - A half hourly service will run from London Victoria to Gravesend via Sidcup.
  • Hayes Line - A half-hourly service will run, between New Cross and Hayes.
  • Grove Park Line - (stopping trains via Grove Park) There will be two trains per hour which will run from London Victoria, and are extended to run to Tunbridge Wells on Saturday, and to Tonbridge on Sunday. The Grove Park to Bromley North trains will be retimed, and run every 30 minutes.
  • Paddock Wood Line - Charing Cross to Ramsgate and Dover services will run from London Victoria instead, and will include a portion of the train which will be detached (/attached for London bound services) at Tonbridge for stations to Hastings.
  • Hastings Line - Customer for stations between Tonbridge and Hastings should travel in the Hastings portion of the Dover and Ramsgate trains which will run from London Victoria. On Saturday, additional stopping trains to Tunbridge Wells will also run from London Victoria. 
  • Sole Street Line - On Saturday, stopping trains between Victoria and Dover via Denmark Hill will not run. The fast service from London Victoria to Dover will be retimed and stop additionally at stations between St Mary Cray and Rochester. An additional shuttle service will also run between Faversham and Dover Priory calling at Canterbury East only.
  • Bromley South Line - (stopping trains between London Victoria, Bromley South and Orpington) On Saturday, a half hourly stopping service will run between London Victoria and Bromley South as trains which usually start / terminate at Bromley South will not run. On Sunday, the usual half hourly service will run but these trains will be retimed towards London.
  • Sheerness Line - On Saturday only, the Sittingbourne to Sheerness services are retimed towards Sheerness only.
  • High Speed via Gravesend - Saturday only, Faversham to London St Pancras trains are retimed between Faversham and Sittingbourne towards London St Pancras only.

Ticket Acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on:

  • London Underground between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo, Cannon Street, and Southwark, Bank, Monument and Jubilee Line between North Greenwich and central London.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water

Travelling to the Ride London cycling events?

If you're attending the Prudential Ride London events taking place over 3 and 4 August, trains to and from London may be too busy to accommodate cycles. 'Led rides' are being set up for the Saturday close to some stations and you may find it easier to register for one of these, rather than try and bring your cycle onto busy trains. More information is available from the Ride London website here


Thameslink services will run between Dartford and Rainham only. Valid tickets can be used on Southeastern buses / trains between London stations and Dartford.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground or Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.