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Engineering work for Today

Buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and the London St Pancras Circular Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend closing the line.

Southeastern trains are replaced by buses between Dartford and Gravesend.

The London St Pancras circular will not run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham. Customers should use the additional bus service between Ebbsfleet International and Meopham which will connect with trains between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate.

Additional buses will run between Ebbsfleet International and Strood. These buses do not connect to the train service at Strood. Customers for stations to / from Gillingham, Faversham and Ramsgate are advised to travel via Meopham. 

Thameslink

Until 22:00. no trains will run between London and Dartford / Rainham

After 22:00, a very limited service will run between London and Dartford.

Ticket acceptance:

Ticket acceptance on the London Underground between London St Pancras and Southeastern London Terminals via reasonable routes.

Thameslink customers may also use Southeastern services to complete their journey between London and Dartford / Rainham.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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 to / from Kentish Town until 09:15 on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between Bedford and London St Pancras International

Engineering work is taking place between Cricklewood and Farringdon, closing some lines from the start of service until 09:15.

Until 09:15, trains will be unable to call at Kentish Town. Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International, calling at Kentish Town.

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.

Buses replace early morning trains between Hitchin and Peterborough on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

Engineering work is taking place between Arlesey and Peterborough from 01:20 on Sunday until 08:45, closing all lines.

Services between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will run between London Kings Cross and Hitchin. Replacement buses will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

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.

Amended service between Stevenage and London via Potters Bar on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City / Hitchin and London Kings Cross London North Eastern Railway between Inverness / Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / Leeds / York / Harrogate / Skipton and London Kings Cross Thameslink between Cambridge / Peterborough / Hitchin and London Kings Cross

Engineering work is taking place between Stevenage and London via Potters Bar, closing all lines.

Grand Central

Trains to / from London Kings Cross will be diverted via Hertford, extending journey times.

Hull Trains

Trains to / from London Kings Cross will be diverted via Hertford, extending journey times.

London North Eastern Railway

Until 09:20, trains will be unable to run to / from London Kings Cross. Trains will be revised to start / terminate at Doncaster / Peterborough / Stevenage.

After 09:20, trains to / from London Kings Cross will be diverted via Hertford. Trains from London Kings Cross are expected to leave 15 minutes early and trains arriving at London Kings Cross are expected to do so 15 minutes later than scheduled.

Great Northern / Thameslink

Trains between London King's Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge will be diverted between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage and will be unable to call at stations via Welwyn Garden City. A revised timetable will operate with extended journey times.

Services between Moorgate and Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City will not run. A shuttle train service will run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park / Alexandra Palace.

Replacement buses will operate calling at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City, and also between Hertford North and Stevenage.

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 01:40 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City service on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Thameslink between London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Potters Bar from 23:50 on Saturday until the beginning of service on Sunday.

As a result, the 01:40 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City service will depart earlier than usual, at 01:16. A replacement bus will run from Finsbury Park at 02:10. Customers should use London Underground services between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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.

Amended service between East Croydon and Purley on Sunday 17 February

Date:
17 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Bridge and Tattenham Corner / Caterham and also between London Victoria and Reigate / Brighton / Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Ore Thameslink between Bedford / Peterborough / Cambridge and Brighton / Horsham

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Purley, closing some lines.

Trains will run to a revised timetable between East Croydon and Purley.

Please check back closer to the time for further details of how the service will be impacted.

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.

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.

Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February

Date:
16 February - 24 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
All routes via Haywards Heath

Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

No trains will serve the following stations:

  • Balcombe
  • Haywards Heath
  • Wivelsfield
  • Burgess Hill
  • Hassocks
  • Preston Park
  • Plumpton
  • Cooksbridge

Train services between Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Angmering and London Victoria will be diverted to run via Littlehampton. Customers travelling from Eastbourne to London should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services (Monday to Friday only).

Services between Brighton and Seaford/Eastbourne/Hastings and between Brighton and Littlehampton/Bognor Regis/Portsmouth/Southampton and services via the Arun Valley (via Crawley, Horsham, Arundel) will run to an amended timetable.

There will be no through services between Eastbourne and London. Customers should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services.

Services on other routes may be amended or busier than normal.

Full travel advice, including how to check the best route for your journey, can be found here

Full details of the engineering project taking place can be found here

Images of the works being carried out can be viewed here.

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.

Buses replace trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks on Saturday 16 and between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks on Sunday 17 February

Date:
16 February - 17 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southeastern between London Cannon Street and Orpington, London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Ramsgate Thameslink between London Victoria and Orpington

On Saturday, engineering work is taking place between Orpington and Sevenoaks closing the line.

On Sunday, the engineering work is extended to between Bromley North / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks closing the line.

Saturday

Southeastern trains are replaced by buses between Orpington and Sevenoaks. 

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings / Dover & Ramsgate will be re-timed and diverted between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks and will not call at Orpington. These trains will call additionally at Chislehurst and Hildenborough 

Train service between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks / Tunbridge Wells will not run. Customers should use alternative services to complete their journey. 

Thameslink services to / from Orpington do not operate on a Saturday, and will not be affected.

Sunday

Southeastern trains are replaced by buses between Bromley South / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings are diverted between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks and will not call at Orpington. These trains will call additionally at Chislehurst.

Thameslink services to / from Orpington will not run between Bromley South and Orpington. Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Orpington.

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.

To check for future disruptions visit the planned engineering works page.

Other disruptions

1 Train formation updates

  • 20:06 Three Bridges to Bedford due 22:08

    Facilities on the 20:06 Three Bridges to Bedford due 22:08.
    Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 12.

0 Changes to train facilities

No incidents

2 Station updates

  • St Pancras International: Lifts out of order

    The lifts will be out of order between Platforn A and Platform B from now until further notice at St Pancras International station.
    Additional Information:
    Passengers needing step free assistance wheelchairs etc are advised to alight at Farringdon station instead until further notice.

  • Wimbledon: Lifts out of order

    The lifts will be out of order between Platform 7 & 8 and the footbridge from now until further notice at Wimbledon station.
    Additional Information:
    This affects all Southbound South Western Railway services towards Raynes Park. Please speak to station staff for further assistance.

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