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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.

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Engineering work for Today

Amended late night / early morning trains between Harpenden and Bedford from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November

Date:
11 November - 15 November 2019 11:59 PM

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

Engineering work is taking place between Harpenden and Bedford, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, trains from 23:00 until the end of service (early morning Tuesday to Friday), will be amended and retimed to run slightly earlier or later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.

Buses replace trains between Stevenage / Hitchin and Cambridge after 23:45 from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November

Date:
11 November - 15 November 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Cambridge Thameslink between Brighton / London Kings Cross and Royston / Cambridge

Engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Cambridge from 23:45 on Monday to Thursday evening, closing all lines overnight.

From 23:45 (Monday to Thursday) until the end of service (early morning Tuesday to Friday), buses will replace trains between Stevenage / Hitchin and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.

Buses replace trains between Dartford / Gravesend and Gillingham / Rainham after 23:30 from Monday 11 to Thursday 14 November

Date:
11 November - 14 November 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

Engineering work is taking place between Rochester and Gillingham, closing all lines after 23:30 from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:30 each night, buses will replace Thameslink services between Dartford / Gravesend and Gillingham / Rainham. Please note that some of these services will run very early on Tuesday to Friday mornings.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.

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