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Planned engineering work

Details of planned engineering works on the Thameslink network.

Planned engineering work

  • To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on the Thameslink network
  • Work normally takes place at weekends or after 10 pm – but occasionally services are impacted at other times
  • Information will be available here as soon as it is available
  • Please check before travelling, and see our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information

Planning a journey or buying a ticket in advance?

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. For a temporary period Network Rail isn’t able to do this, instead confirming timetables closer to the date of travel. More detailed information is available here.

Wherever possible we've highlighted those affected journeys in our journey planner using a warning alert.

To help plan your journey in advance, we have worked with our industry partners to upload the dates and locations of planned engineering works into the engineering works calendar below.

You can still book tickets in advance of travel. If you buy a ticket in advance and the journey is changed then you can either check how the service has been changed and continue to travel or apply for a refund.

Always check before you travel using our Journey planner, National Rail Enquiries or download our On Track App.

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Engineering work for Today

Buses replace evening trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath and Plumstead from Monday 20 to Friday 24 May

Date:
20 May - 24 May 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Dartford Thameslink between Dartford and Gillingham

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Charlton / Barnehurst overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing both lines.

Southeastern - After 00:00 (Tuesday to Friday) until the end of service, buses will replace trains between:

  • Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Trains will be diverted between Lewisham and Dartford to run via Sidcup.

Thameslink - Buses replace trains between Dartford and Rainham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.


Engineering work this weekend

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