Changes to trains in Kent and South east London this August bank holiday

Changes to trains in Kent and South east London this August bank holiday

You should check before you travel if you’re planning to visit London or attend a sports match or entertainment event this August bank holiday weekend as Network Rail continues its work to rebuild London Bridge station.

Work to the track and signalling systems near the station means that on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed. Southeastern services will not call at London Bridge, except for trains to and from Hastings. Trains will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting and finishing at New Cross.

Over the bank holiday weekend we will be cutting the two Charing Cross tracks where they leave the east side of London Bridge, picking the ends up, and moving them over to the north. In railway terms, this is a ‘track slew’. This will focus all of Southeastern’s trains onto four tracks on the north side of the station, freeing up the other tracks to be replaced. Also, two new crossovers will be built on the viaduct above Ewer Street, on the lines between London Bridge and Waterloo East. These will eventually carry trains to Charing Cross from the new viaduct over Borough Market.

If you are travelling by train to any of the following events, please make sure you plan ahead:

  • Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival (27 – 31 August)
  • Millwall v Chesterfield (29 August)
  • Notting Hill Carnival (29 – 31 August)
  • South West Four (29 – 30 August)

You can add a reminder for this bank holiday work to your calendar. 

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Please check before you travel at National Rail Enquiries.