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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?

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.

Check for planned engineering works affecting your journey

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Engineering work for Today

Date:
23 January - 23 January 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between Rainham / Sutton and Kentish Town / West Hampstead Thameslink / St Albans City

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and West Hampstead Thameslink, closing some lines late on Saturday evening.

As a result, a reduced service will run after 23:45 between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink.

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.

Date:
23 January - 24 January 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Ely / Kings Lynn LNER between London Kings Cross and Lincoln / Bradford Forster Square / York / Leeds / Hull / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Letchworth Garden City / Royston / Cambridge

Engineering work  is taking place between Peterborough and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Great Northern / Thameslink:

Buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Peterborough. Trains that usually run to / from Peterborough will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City.

From 23:45 until the end of service on Saturday, trains will depart London Kings Cross up to 10 minutes earlier than usual, and journey times between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Before 08:45 on Sunday, no trains will run to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate. Replacement buses will run between Finsbury Park and New Barnet / Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North. Replacement buses will not be able to call at Harringay or Hornsey, customers for these stations should use London Buses instead.

Due to road works at Cuffley station, the bus stop for rail replacement buses has been temporarily moved.

Please follow the directions below:
• Exit the station and turn left onto and continue along Tolmers Road
• Turn right onto and along Station Road
• Turn left onto Plough Hill
• The rail replacement bus stops can be found on either side of the road, adjacent to the church

This will remain until 22:00, then revert back to Cuffley station.

From 08:45 until 09:20 on Sunday, no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Customers travelling between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / Moorgate should use London Buses / Underground services to complete their journey.

After 09:20 on Sunday, trains to / from Kings Lynn will arrive at London Kings Cross later than usual.

LNER:

Throughout Saturday and Sunday only one train per hour in each direction will run to and from London Kings Cross. These trains will also be diverted via Cambridge with an extended journey time of approximately one hour.

Other trains will start / terminate at either Grantham, Retford or Doncaster, with some services being cancelled.

Rail replacement coach services will be provided between Grantham and Peterborough.

On Sunday morning the 11:03 service from London Kings Cross will start from Finsbury Park at 09:41 and is subsequently diverted via Cambridge. 

Earlier services from London Kings Cross are either cancelled or will start from Grantham.

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:
23 January - 24 January 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern services via Plumstead / Barnehurst Thameslink services via Plumstead

Engineering work is taking place between Plumstead / Barnehurst and Dartford, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Plumstead and Dartford.
  • Barnehurst and Dartford.

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Lewisham and Dartford via New Cross / Greenwich.
  • Barnehurst and Dartford.

Bexleyheath Line: 

Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Bexleyheath, and between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Trains between London Victoria and Gravesend will run between London Victoria and Dartford only.

Sidcup Line: 

Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Sidcup will run to / from Dartford instead. Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup will stop additionally at Lewisham.

Woolwich Line:

Saturday: 

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford will only run between London Charing Cross and Plumstead. Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Greenwich will not run. 

Sunday: 

The line will be closed between Deptford and Slade Green. Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead, and trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green will not run.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich at no additional cost.

Thameslink:

No trains will run between Plumstead and Dartford. An amended service will run between Dartford and Rainham.

Customers should use Southeastern bus services between Plumstead and Dartford.

On Saturday, Thameslink trains will run between Luton and Plumstead.

On Sunday, customers should use London Buses between London Bridge and Plumstead, or Southeastern services between London Bridge and Lewisham / 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.

You can plan your journey on London Buses / Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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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