Closures in 2017/8
As part of the continuing work at London Bridge up until January 2018, there’ll be changes to our services over some weekends and Bank Holidays. Significant periods include:
- May bank holidays – Monday 1 May 2017 and Monday 29 May 2017
- August bank holiday – Saturday 26 August to Saturday 2 September 2017 (four working days included)
- Christmas and New Year 2017/8 – Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 (working days included)
We will be updating you with more information nearer the time, but please do keep these dates in mind when booking holidays and please always check before you travel.
The latest leaflet is here
The work between Saturday 26 August to Saturday 2 September 2017 will mean there will be no Southeastern services at London Bridge, Charing Cross and Waterloo East.
- On Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August, there will also be no trains at Cannon Street.
- On Sunday 3 September, there will be no Southeastern trains at Victoria.
This will have a considerable impact on journeys into and out of London, and those trains running may be diverted to different stations. As we will running fewer trains than normal during this time, trains and stations will be busy and you should look at alternative routes and travel outside of peak hours wherever possible, or consider working from home during this period.
The four working days, Tuesday 29 August – Friday 1 September will be especially busy. The timetable will be amended for these days and trains will be diverted to Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Victoria or Waterloo. This will be different, depending what station you are travelling to or from. Station by station information will be available in June; you will be able see where your trains will be going to, how many trains you should expect in the morning peak into London and what your specific journey advice is.
Over Christmas and New Year 2017/8 there will be more work taking place that will severely impact our trains. From 23 December to 1 January 2018 there will be no trains at many main London stations, which will include the working days in between Christmas and New Year. Please do keep these dates in mind when considering holidays as travelling during this period will be more difficult.
In January 2018, Cannon Street trains resume stopping at London Bridge.
Several services may also be affected at weekends and bank holidays throughout the year.