NO SOUTHEASTERN TRAINS TO OR FROM CHARING CROSS, WATERLOO EAST AND LONDON BRIDGE BETWEEN SATURDAY AUGUST 26th AND SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd
There will be NO Southeastern trains to or from London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross between Saturday August 26th and Saturday September 2nd.
The closures, caused by the Thameslink programme to rebuild London Bridge station, will also mean:
No Southeastern trains to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge (including the four working days)
Trains will go to alternative London stations.
No Southeastern trains to or from Cannon Street on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August and no Southeastern trains to or from Blackfriars on Monday 28 August and Saturday 2 September.
Reduced Southern service to or from London Bridge on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August.
For the four working days trains will run to Blackfriars, Cannon Street, Victoria and temporarily into Waterloo, maximising the opportunities for passengers who need to travel to get into central London.
Southeastern high speed will serve St Pancras as usual throughout. You will need a valid ticket to travel on high speed services; there is no ticket acceptance in place.
Key travel disruption and advice:
Trains via Bexleyheath, Grove Park and Tonbridge will be exceptionally busy
Most stations served by Southeastern will be very busy from 07:00 to 08:30, you may not be able to board the first train and there may be longer waits than normal in between trains.
Where our detailed travel advice refers to a limited service, this means that during the Peak hours there are only one or two trains in the three-hour period and for Off-Peak hours this means there is less than an hourly service.
Cannon Street and Victoria stations will be exceptionally busy as extra trains divert there, meaning many more Southeastern passengers will be using these stations. You may have to wait to enter the Tube in the morning and to board Southeastern trains in the evening.
Some stations will have queueing systems in place in the afternoon and evening peak, such as Cannon Street, and you may be asked to queue both inside and outside the station.
Your ticket will be accepted on some alternative routes, more information will be available shortly.
Start considering your Plan B, detailed station by station impact information will be available at a later date.
There will be significantly fewer trains into London termini in the morning peak. Where possible, we are lengthening those trains that are running.
Check the detailed travel advice and your timetable to see which trains will serve both your home station and your destination termini.
Plan ahead and:
consider these dates when booking leave
work from home if possible
travel outside the busiest times and allow more time to travel. The peak hours for travelling on Southeastern services are 07:00-09:59 and 16:00-18:59.
consider using a nearby station on a different branch
look at alternative routes using the information here.
think about how to complete your journey once you’re in London