There will also be changes to services on several weekends in 2020 – so don’t get caught out, plan ahead.
Network Rail will close the Bexleyheath line during February half term and over several weekends, to carry out major work to prevent landslips near Barnehurst.
There will be other changes to services on weekends during 2020. Some are still to be announced so don’t get caught out, plan ahead and check back regularly.
Further planned weekend closures may affect:
*These dates are subject to change so please check back.
By doing the work over a nine day closure, we can:
If you do wish to travel, we will ensure that you can, but please note you will need to allow extra time for your journey.
Please bear in mind that journeys may be more comfortable if setting off earlier, or later, than peak times.
Advice will vary depending on the journey you are making as shown below. If you are travelling on affected routes:
Frequent replacement bus services have been arranged to run on the following routes during the week and at weekends:
Monday to Friday: Lewisham to Slade Green*
Saturday and Sunday: Lewisham to Dartford
*Buses do not call at Blackheath on Mondays to Fridays.
Monday to Friday: Welling to Abbey Wood via Bexleyheath.
Monday to Friday: Eltham to Welling via Mottingham and New Eltham.
Journey times will be extended but additional stops covered by these routes may be more appropriate for your onward journey.
You can check the timetable for the Sidcup/Woolwich lines and the bus replacement services here:
You can also download our leaflet with maps and full details of the replacement bus options here:
Bexleyheath Travel Advice Leaflet
Information regarding any on-the-day disruption or unplanned alterations, including travel advice will be available via the following sources:
Delay Repay works as usual and will be based on the revised bus/train timetable that applies during the line closure, if your journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more.
Where replacement buses are running, the majority of these will be fully accessible to enable you to get to your destination. Staff will be readily available to assist you with your journey.
We recommend passengers let us know 24 hours before they plan to travel so we can be on hand to help and recommend the best route for you to take. Passengers can do this by filling in our assistance booking forms online at southeasternrailway.co.uk/assisted-travel or thameslinkrailway.com/assisted-travel
Alternatively you can call:
Times are shown in on-line journey planners to allow you to plan your journey. We advise you to arrive at your origin station in plenty of time for the departure time to allow you to board the next available bus.
Buses will operate every few minutes on some routes; the exact times may vary depending on demand and traffic conditions on the day.
It will not be possible to take non-folding bicycles on rail replacement buses.
Find out more at: networkrail.co.uk/bexleyheathline