The Thameslink changes and works affecting south London

This week planned engineering works will affect some late night and early morning services via Catford and Orpington.

Over the weekend some services via Orpington and Sutton will also be affected as planned engineering works take place.

Thameslink has advised that some of its services will be diverted, with a rail replacement service running between stations not served during these times.

We’ve rounded up all the Thameslink service changes this week and everything you need to know:

Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17: No late night Catford services

Between Monday and Friday engineering works taking place between Elephant & Castle and Bromley via Catford will close some lines.

From 11:45pm every day from Monday to Thursday, Thameslink trains will be diverted and will not call at Catford.

Additionally, the 11:22 service from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars, and the 11:46 service from London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks, will instead be diverted via Beckenham Junction calling at Herne Hill.

For customers completing their journey between Bromley South and Catford, a replacement bus service will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South calling at all stations via Catford.

Tuesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 16: Amendments to early morning

Orpington services Engineering work taking place between Sevenoaks and Bickley will close some lines, affecting early morning services via Orpington.

The 4:33am service from Orpington to Luton will instead start from Bickley.

A rail replacement service will be running from Orpington earlier in order to meet the train at Bickley.

Sunday, November 19: Buses to replace train on routes via Orpington

Engineering work taking place between Petts Wood and Sevenoaks will close Thameslink services via this route.

The 6:46am and 7:16am services from Orpington to London Victoria will start from Bellingham.

Customers will be able to complete their journey via a replacement bus service running between Orpington and Bellingham during these times.

Sunday, November 19: Changes to Sutton services

Engineering work taking place at London Bridge will affect some morning services.

The 8:30am and 9am services from London Bridge to Sutton will start from London Blackfriars, additionally calling at Elephant & Castle and Loughborough Junction.

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