Southeastern Status | No trains via Swanley on Sunday 24 March

Updated at: 25-Jan-2024 10:28:49: AM

Operator:  Southeastern

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Routes affected:

Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Maidstone East, between London Cannon Street and Ramsgate and also between London Victoria and Gillingham / Ashford International / Dover Priory

Thameslink between Welwyn Garden City / Finsbury Park / London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place between Bickley and Rochester, closing all lines through Swanley.


Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Chatham and will be diverted to run non stop between London Victoria and Strood.  These trains stop additionally at Strood to connect with replacement bus services to / from Meopham.  At Faversham, a portion of the train will be detached to run between Faversham and Canterbury East. These trains will not run between Canterbury East and Dover Priory because of further engineering work.  Stopping services between London Victoria and Dover via Denmark Hill will not run.

Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International via Maidstone East will only run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International.

Additional trains will run between London Victoria and Bromley South via Denmark Hill.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Bromley South and Meopham, calling at all stations.
  • Meopham and Strood, running non stop.
  • Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham, calling at St Mary Cray, Swanley and Otford.
  • Meopham and Sole Street minibus shuttle.


Trains that usually run between London Blackfriars / London Victoria and Sevenoaks will be diverted to run via Orpington and Petts Wood (calling at both stations).

Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Sevenoaks via Swanley, calling at all stations except Bickley.

Check before you travel:

You can use 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: 08-Jan-2024 12:46:13: PM