Impact on the Greenwich Line

Thameslink Programme Information

The Thameslink Programme will affect services on the Greenwich line including Greenwich, Deptford, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park, as well as services from New Cross and St Johns.

Whilst these services do not use the Thameslink route, the Thameslink Programme includes the redevelopment of London Bridge station and improvements to track and signalling around the station which these services use.

The changes to the layout of the tracks around London Bridge will mean each service will have a dedicated route allowing us to run more trains. Once complete, the new layout means trains on the Greenwich line are unable to continue on to Charing Cross and Waterloo East. From Janaury 2018, you'll be able to travel to these stations by changing at London Bridge.

As the Programme progresses services will be affected at different times. Passengers using services on the Greenwich line, New Cross and St Johns will be affected at different times until 2018. There are changes you need to be aware of:

for all passengers from January 2015 for nearly 20 months, services to Waterloo East and Charing Cross will not stop at London Bridge

passengers using the Greenwich line from January 2015 onwards, Charing Cross services will be diverted to Cannon Street

passengers using New Cross and St Johns from January 2015 onwards, Waterloo East and Charing Cross services will not stop at New Cross and St Johns

for all passengers from August 2016 for nearly 16 months, no Cannon Street services will stop at London Bridge

We're giving you an idea of the changes you can expect in advance. As the Programme progresses we'll share more detail to help you plan your journeys.

We realise these changes will impact your usual travel plans and we're trying to reduce the impact on you by sharing alternative travel options in advance. The alternatives include using the DLR, London Underground and buses.

We know ticket acceptance on different types of transport or different routes is a concern. We'll start to share guidance on this from early 2014. We'll be providing guidance on ticket acceptance in advance of all service changes.