Southeastern Status | Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 4 to Friday 8 March

Updated at: 18-Dec-2023 13:39:44: PM

Operator:  Southeastern

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Routes affected:

Various Southeastern routes

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.


From 23:00 until the end of service, accessible buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst / Hastings. 


From 23:40 until the end of service accessible buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings and will run between: 

  • Tunbridge Wells and Hastings calling at Wadhurst, Battle, West St Leonards and St Leonards Warrior Square.
  • Tunbridge Wells and Robertsbridge (calling at all stations).
  • Battle and Crowhurst (minibus shuttle).

Monday to Thursday: 

From 23:35 until the end of service, accessible buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International. 

The 22:25 and 23:25 London Victoria to Ashford International services will be diverted between Otford and Ashford International to run via Sevenoaks. Change at Otford for a connecting service to Maidstone East, and the onward replacement bus for stations to Ashford International.

The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service will only run between London Victoria and Maidstone East. 

Trains between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street (Monday and Tuesday) and Maidstone East will stop additionally at Kemsing, East Malling and Barming. 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 

The 23:20 and 23:50 London St Pancras International to Faversham services will be replaced by accessible buses between Ebbsfleet International, Gillingham and Faversham.

From 23:20 until the end of service, accessible buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

From 00:10 until the end of service, accessible buses replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham. A connecting train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate. The replacement buses will not serve Teynham, an accessible minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Faversham via Teynham.

Wednesday and Thursday: 

The 23:07 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory service will be replaced by an accessible bus between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 

From 00:30 until the end of service, trains towards Orpington and Sevenoaks will not stop at Lewisham. The following accessible buses will run: 

  • 01:05 London Bridge to Lewisham non-stop.
  • 01:10 Lewisham to Orpington, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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This page created on: 18-Dec-2023 13:39:44: PM