Bexleyheath and Eltham line closure: New bus replacement map shows passenger options
A map has been drawn up showing replacement bus services running for a week while the Bexleyheath line is closed from 15th February to the 23rd February.
The work is to upgrade support for embankments along the line, with £6.6 million to be spent. These have cause landslips in previous years halting services for lengthy periods.
Buses will link to other Metro lines to London Bridge, as seen below:
Southeastern state they will put on extra services and longer trains. It will be interesting to see how many 12-car trains will run where possible – that is to say those not stopping at Woolwich Dockyard or Charing Cross which only has half the platforms for 12-carriage trains without selective door operation installed, which Metro stock does not have.
As for buses, those in Eltham are expected to take a bus to Mottingham.
Those from Welling and Bexleyheath will have buses to Abbey Wood. Welling and Falconwood buses also run to New Eltham.
Barnehurst has buses to Slade Green.
This closure will knock out annual growth figures for the line. Last year’s closure ensured measured passenger growth at stations was below other lines. That doesn’t mean the line is seeing any less strain than others.