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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?

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. 

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. Due to the volume of jointly agreed engineering work taking place to improve the network, Network Rail and Thameslink will be confirming timetables closer to the date of travel. Wherever possible we've highlighted those affected journeys in our journey planner using a warning alert.

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.

Check for planned engineering works affecting your journey

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Engineering work for Today

28 September - 2 October 2020 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks / Orpington

Engineering work is taking place in the London Blackfriars area overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines overnight.

After 22:00 until the end of service, trains which usually run between Luton / St Albans and Sutton will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and Herne Hill. Customers can use London Buses and alternative Southern services for travel towards Sutton.

Monday to Thursday -The 23:22 Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars service will run as normal to Denmark Hill, then be diverted to terminate at London Victoria. A bus will run from Denmark Hill to London Blackfriars.

Tuesday to Friday - The 04:56 London Blackfriars to Orpington service will be amended to start from London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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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We are sending monthly emails highlighting planned engineering works that might affect your journey and the alternative travel arrangements in place.