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Find out if there is any planned engineering work on your date of train travel on Thameslink

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?

Due to Coronavirus, planning engineering work is harder than usual. This means online journey planners, such as National Rail Enquiries, may only be updated with works close to when they are due to happen. To find out more simply click the date that you wish to travel on the calendar below to get the full details of planned works as well as if these works have been uploaded to online journey planners.

  • The furthest date that engineering work alterations have been included in online journey planners is available here
  • The furthest date Advance Fares have been released for is available here.
  • Visit our Coronavirus page for current travel advice.

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

Date:
20 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between Brighton and Bedford / Cambridge and also between Horsham and London Bridge

Engineering work is taking place at East Croydon all day on Sunday 20 June, closing some lines.

Customer advice: 

Thameslink services between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton, and also between London Bridge and Horsham will run to an amended timetable.

A reduced service will run between London Blackfriars and Gatwick Airport.

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 

Date:
20 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between Bedford and London Blackfriars

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Luton on Sunday 20 June, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Until 08:00, buses will replace trains between Bedford and Luton.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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:
20 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between St Albans City / Luton and Sutton

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Herne Hill, closing all lines.

Customer advice:

No Thameslink trains will run between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Mitcham Junction or Wimbledon.

Your ticket will be accepted on London Underground between Morden and London Bridge, Tramlink services in the Wimbledon area and London Buses between London and Tulse Hill / Streatham and between Streatham, Wimbledon and Sutton.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

You can plan your journey on London Bus / Underground / Tramlink by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Date:
20 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern services via Greenwich / Woolwich Arsenal Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

Engineering work is taking place between Deptford and Slade Green, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via New Cross and Greenwich.

Trains that usually run between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Woolwich Arsenal will not run. Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath.

Trains that usually run between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Sidcup will be amended to run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Sidcup.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use Docklands Light Railway between Greenwich and Lewisham at no additional cost.

Thameslink:

Rainham services will be diverted between London Bridge and Dartford and will not stop at stations between Deptford and Slade Green, but will stop additionally at Lewisham, Blackheath, Eltham, Bexleyheath and Barnehurst.

Your ticket will be accepted on Southeastern rail replacement buses between London Bridge and Dartford, London Buses between London Bridge and Plumstead and on the London Underground / Docklands Light Railway between London Bridge and Woolwich Arsenal.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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:
20 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern services to / from / via Swanley Thameslink services to / from Orpington / Sevenoaks

Engineering work is taking place in the Swanley area, closing various lines.

Southeastern:

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Bromley South and Strood.
  • Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.
  • Meopham and Sole Street (minibus service).

 

 

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Sole Street and Faversham will be diverted to run on an alternative route between London Victoria and Strood, running non-stop. You should change at Strood for replacement buses to / from Bromley South. Additional train services will run between London Victoria and Bromley South, calling at Denmark Hill only.

 

 

An amended train service will run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International via Maidstone East.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Bromley South / Sevenoaks.

Thameslink:

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be diverted and will not stop at stations from St Mary Cray to Bat & Ball, but will stop additionally at Petts Wood and Orpington. Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Sevenoaks via Swanley.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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:
19 June - 20 June 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
To / from Moorgate / London Kings Cross

Engineering work is taking place between Moorgate and Finsbury Park and also between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

All day on Saturday and Sunday, trains which usually run to / from Moorgate will be diverted to / from London King's Cross. Customers for stations between Finsbury Park and Moorgate can travel on London bus 271 and London Underground between King's Cross and Moorgate.

All weekend, some Great Northern and Thameslink service may be slightly amended.
From the start of service until 08:30 on Sunday, trains to / from Stevenage via Hertford North will not run.

Replacement buses will run between Hertford North and Stevenage / Finsbury Park / London King's Cross.

Southbound trains between Welwyn Garden City and King's Cross will not stop at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and Harringay. Customers travelling to / from Alexandra Palace, Hornsey and Harringay towards London can change at  Finsbury Park / New Barnet.

Between 08:30 and 09:40 on Sunday, trains to / from Stevenage via Hertford North will run between King's Cross and Alexandra Palace only.

Replacement buses will run between Hertford North and Alexandra Palace / Stevenage.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.

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