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Engineering work for Today

Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Hayes from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

Date:
13 August 11:00 PM - 18 August 2017 5:00 AM

Routes affected:
Between London Charing Cross and Hayes

From 23:00 to 03:00 each night, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewisham and Hayes, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Southeastern services from Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Date:
13 August 11:00 PM - 18 August 2017 10:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern routes

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 22:07 London Victoria to Dover Priory service will terminate at Faversham. Two buses will run from Faversham to Dover Priory, one will call at all stations and one will call at Canterbury East only.

The 23:02 and 23:32 London Charing Cross to Hayes services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Hayes

The 23:40 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Sidcup and the 23:53 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:02 London Charing Cross to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 00:10 and 00:40 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Sidcup services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

The 00:23 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup service will be replaced by a bus from Lewisham calling all stations to Dartford via Sidcup.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup from 23:30 until the end of service from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

Date:
13 August 11:00 PM - 18 August 2017 10:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup and London Cannon Street circular services

Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Crayford, closing the line.

From approximately 23:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

The 22:47 London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street service will terminate at Slade Green. A bus will run from Slade Green to London Cannon Street, calling at all stations via Sidcup.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CANCELLED - Engineering work between Dover and Ramsgate from Sunday 13 to Thursday 17 August

Date:
12 August 11:00 PM - 18 August 2017 4:00 AM

Routes affected:
The London St Pancras International circular

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Dover Priory and Ramsgate  has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Date:
5 January 2015 - 31 January 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
All routes via London Bridge

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information about the August changes is available here which includes travel advice. Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available in the autumn.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East (until Friday 26 August)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:02 and 09:09

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:25 and 18:46

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East (from Monday 4 September)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:09 and 08:26

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:52 and 17:57

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as detailed below:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

Please note: Different arrangements apply between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September. For more information on alternative routes and travel advice during this period, please visit this page

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

To check for future disruptions visit the planned engineering works page.

Other updates

2 Train formation updates

  • 05:20 Ramsgate to London Cannon Street due 08:00

    Facilities on the 05:20 Ramsgate to London Cannon Street due 08:00.
    Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 12.

  • 07:19 Ramsgate to London Blackfriars due 09:25

    Facilities on the 07:19 Ramsgate to London Blackfriars due 09:25.
    Will be formed of 7 coaches instead of 8.

1 Changes to train facilities

  • 07:59 Tunbridge Wells to London Charing Cross due 09:05

    Facilities on the 07:59 Tunbridge Wells to London Charing Cross due 09:05.
    First class reduced.

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