Kent trains bank holiday warning as Southeastern services heavily disrupted due to engineering works by Network Rail

PUBLISHED: 09:04 27 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:04 27 May 2016




There will be no Southeastern trains running into or out of Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street

Train users are being warned to expect disruption to services over the long bank holiday weekend as major engineering work diverts a host of services into and around London.

It is due to Network Rail - which manages rail infrastrucutre - continues its on-going railway upgrade plan for the south east.

And that will mean from Saturday to Monday a number of significant changes to the timetable.

There will be no Southeastern services at Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Cannon Street, services will be diverted to Victoria, Blackfriars, or New Cross.

Nor will there be any Southeastern services at London Bridge except for Hastings line trains which, after Tonbridge, will run via Redhill and East Croydon.

Additionally, there will be no Southeastern services at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park. Buses will run between New Cross and Charlton calling at all these stations.

That’s all in addition to buses continuing to replace trains between Folkestone Central and Dover Priory while Network Rail builds a new viaduct following the track’s collapse last Christmas.

On Sunday, there be no Southeastern services between Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith, Slade Green and Dartford. Replacement buses will run instead.

Nor will there be Southeastern services between Canterbury East, Bekesbourne, Adisham, Aylesham, Snowdown, Shepherds Well, Kearsney and Dover Priory. Replacement buses will run instead.

On Monday, a Saturday-based service will run on all Southeastern routes.

Passengers are advised to check Southeastern’s website before setting out.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bexley Times