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Planned engineering work

Details of planned engineering works on the Thameslink network.

To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on our network.

This work is usually done at weekends, on bank holidays and after 10pm during the week – but major work may also affect services at other times.

We will provide information here as soon as it is available, but delays in industry planning process mean that late notice of alterations can be expected. Additionally journey planners may not be updated to reflect the changes shown here yet.  Details of when journey planners are expected to be updated is shown on the individual items below when known.  Please recheck your journey after this time. Please recheck your journey on the day of travel.

Additionally, services may be subject to alteration as part of our amended timetable.

See our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information.

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Engineering work for Today

No Thameslink trains between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Mitcham Junction on Sunday 19 August

Date:
19 August - 19 August 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between St Albans City and Sutton

Engineering work is taking place between Herne Hill and Tulse Hill closing the line.

Trains between Luton / St Albans City and Sutton via Mitcham Junction and Wimbledon will only run between Luton and London Blackfriars.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers for Elephant & Castle should use alternative Thameslink trains.

Customers for Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill should use local buses between London Blackfriars and Streatham / Wimbledon / Sutton.

Customers for station via Mitcham Junction, should use Southern services.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses 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

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 Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend on Sunday 19 August

Date:
19 August - 19 August 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Gravesend, London St Pancras International circular, London Cannon Street circular and between London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath  Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

Engineering work is taking place between Slade Green / Crayford and Dartford closing the line.

Southeastern

Replacement buses will run between Slade Green / Sidcup and Gravesend with supplementary buses running between Slade Green and Dartford.

The London Cannon Street circular will run via Lewisham, Bexleyheath, Slade Green then booked all stations to London Cannon Street via Greenwich.

Trains will also run London Charing Cross to London Charing Cross via and calling at Waterloo East, London Bridge, Lewisham, Blackheath, Charlton and all stations to Slade Green. Trains will then run back to London Charing Cross calling at all stations between Slade Green and Lewisham via Bexleyheath.

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath, are diverted via and calling at Hither Green and the all station to Sidcup where trains will terminate.

Thameslink

Trains will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead.

Thameslink Ticket Acceptance

Customers should use Southeastern services between Plumstead 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

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 overnight trains between Luton and Bedford on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

Date:
18 August - 19 August 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between Brighton / Three Bridges / Sutton / London St Pancras and Bedford

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford from 00:05 on Sunday until 08:05, closing all lines overnight.

On Saturday, the 21:49 Sutton to Bedford service will not call at Leagrave, Harlington or Flitwick.

Between 00:05 and 08:05 on Sunday, services will not run between Luton and Bedford. Replacement buses will run between Luton and Bedford.

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

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 overnight services between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August

Date:
18 August - 19 August 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges / Brighton / Chichester / Hastings Thameslink between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton

Engineering work is taking place between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

Southern:

From 01:00 until 05:50 on Sunday, services running between Purley and Gatwick Airport will be subject to extended journey times.

Thameslink:

The 23:05 Bedford to Three Bridges and the 23:35 Bedford to Brighton services will be subject to extended journey times between Redhill and Three Bridges / Brighton.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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