Easter engineering will hit Elizabeth Line, Jubilee Line and Southeastern Metro

tracks at Parks Bridge Junction
Routes to Charing Cross will be closed along with the Elizabeth Line

Engineering work will hit many SE London rail trips this Easter – with the Elizabeth Line, Jubilee Line and most Southeastern Metro routes closed or disrupted at some point over the weekend.

The Elizabeth Line will be closed between Abbey Wood and Paddington from Good Friday to Easter Monday as work continues to get the line ready for its final stage of opening next month, which will include a more frequent rush-hour service.

On the Tube, the entire Jubilee Line will also be closed on Good Friday before 2pm. A replacement bus is due to run between North Greenwich and Canning Town, and onto Stratford when the DLR is not running. Over the rest of Easter, services will only run from Stratford to West Hampstead.

There will also be no Southeastern trains in and out of Charing Cross on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, with tracks in the terminal being replaced.

On Saturday, trains will be rerouted to Cannon Street with the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines cut back to just two trains per hour, along with services via Ladywell and Grove Park. No trains will run from Lewisham to Victoria either.

The disruption will get worse on Easter Sunday when points work at New Cross will close all Southeastern routes to Cannon Street – except those from Greenwich – until about 10.30am, with buses replacing trains as far as London Bridge.

Once those lines reopen, further work at Hither Green will mean no trains at all on the Sidcup and Orpington lines, with buses again replacing trains as far as Lewisham.

The Greenwich and Woolwich lines are set to have a near-normal service for most of the weekend, with local Thameslink services unaffected by the engineering works.

The Docklands Light Railway will have no direct Lewisham to Bank trains – services will run to Stratford all weekend, and you’ll need to change at Poplar to reach Bank. But there will be no planned works affecting London Overground in southeast London.

For details of other engineering work elsewhere in the capital and beyond, including major works at Victoria and Euston, visit the TfL and National Rail websites.

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