Train services from Kent to London during half term will include a line closure at Bexleyheath for engineering works

Southeastern passengers travelling to London during half term are being advised to check before they travel as engineering works will close a line to the capital.

Network Rail has closed the Bexleyheath line for the February school break - and over the weekends either side - to carry out major work to prevent landslips.

Work to rectify landslips is to take place around the Bexleyheath line
Work to rectify landslips is to take place around the Bexleyheath line

The work will impact Southeastern services between Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 23.

During the nine-day closure there will be no trains running between Kidbrooke and Barnhurst stations - the line which also includes stations Bexleyheath, Welling, Falconwood and Eltham.

Rail replacement bus services will run between these locations during that time instead.

Network Rail says the work will reduce the risk of landslips on the line and is part of a £1.25 billion investment to improve journeys for passengers on the Kent network.

The work will involve replacing track, improving drainage and upgrades to points.

Families planning on enjoying a day trip to London are being advised to check before they travel
Families planning on enjoying a day trip to London are being advised to check before they travel

An announcement on the Southeastern website explains that organisers appreciate that there is never a good time to close the railway but has chosen February half term when 'passenger demand is typically lower'.

Both the Woolwich and Sidcup lines and the Charlton to Blackheath link will remain open during the works, and to help families and commuters reach the capital as easily as possible both capacity on these lines and longer trains will be added 'where possible'.

Travellers can learn more about the planned closure by clicking here.

For suggestions of things to do with the family during the upcoming half term break visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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