Christmas railway upgrade work at London Bridge is just four weeks away

Christmas railway upgrade work at London Bridge is just four weeks away

From 1pm on Christmas Eve, train times will change as improvement work to rebuild London Bridge station continues.

The work at London Bridge means that there will be no Southeastern trains from London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo East and Cannon Street from 8pm on Christmas Eve to Sunday 3 January 2016, this includes three working days (December 29-31).  Normal train services will resume early on the morning of 4 January 2016. Check the time of your last train home as there is a revised timetable from 1.00pm.

A revised timetable will be in place throughout this time with trains starting or terminating at Victoria, Blackfriars or New Cross and some stations will not have a direct service to London terminals. Other work to improve the railway means replacement buses will be used across Kent and your journey may take longer than usual.

Your journey will be affected and you may need to find an alternative route. Tickets will be accepted on reasonable routes. Detailed travel advice, including alternative routes, is available from southeasternrailway.co.uk/christmas.

There will be changes to many trains across the UK as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. For example work at Purley, near Croydon, will mean significant changes to Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services. Trains will continue to run and you will still be able to travel to and from London and Gatwick, but journeys may be diverted, could take longer and trains may be busier. To find out more visit nationalrail.co.uk/christmas.

There will also be work taking place on Transport for London services so please check before you travel at tfl.gov.uk/festive.