Trains (including Thameslink trains) will be running via Blackheath and Bexleyheath instead. Two replacement buses an hour are running from Lewisham to Plumstead, with a similarly infrequent train service between Plumstead and Dartford.
A normal service will run on the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway.
Maddeningly, the rail closure had coincided with a London derby at The Valley – but Charlton Athletic’s match with Fulham, which had been scheduled for Saturday, was brought forward to tonight after the Cottagers won their third-round FA Cup tie earlier this month.
A half-hourly replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Plumstead on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Full services will run from Lewisham and Blackheath. Thameslink services will run from Lewisham and Blackheath but will only run north as far as Blackfriars.
The Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway are running a full service.
The biggest shake-up in SE London’s rail services for many years begins on Sunday – with Charlton gaining Thameslink trains to Blackfriars, St Pancras and beyond but losing some trains to Cannon Street.
Completely new timetables come into force as London Bridge’s new central platforms formally open for business, allowing more trains from Kent, Sussex and south London to run through to Farringdon, St Pancras, Luton and Bedford, as well as new destination such as Finsbury Park, Peterborough and Cambridge.
Charlton will be on a new Thameslink service linking Rainham in Kent with Luton, which replaces the old Southeastern trains from Charing Cross to Gillingham, although will run via Greenwich rather than Lewisham.
Two Southeastern trains to Cannon Street via Greenwich remain, while a new service from Dartford to Charing Cross will run via Blackheath and Lewisham.
So while Charlton still gets eight trains per hour off-peak (six on Sundays) – all stopping at London Bridge – they will run to different destinations. The Thameslink trains will only run as far as Kentish Town on Sundays.
Separately, Sunday’s service will be disrupted by engineering works.
Heading into town, your service from Charlton should be…
00 to Cannon Street via Greenwich
06 to Charing Cross via Lewisham 10 to Luton via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras 20 to Cannon Street via Greenwich
30 to Cannon Street via Greenwich
36 to Charing Cross via Lewisham 40 to Luton via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras 50 to Cannon Street via Greenwich
Heading away from town, this is how the service looks…
05 Rainham (not calling at Woolwich Dockyard, Belvedere, Erith)
08 all stations to Dartford 15 all stations to Barnehurst
25 all stations to Crayford (and back to Cannon Street via Sidcup) 35 Rainham (not calling at Woolwich Dockyard, Belvedere, Erith)
38 all stations to Dartford 45 all stations to Barnehurst
55 all stations to Crayford (and back to Cannon Street via Sidcup)
This is what your new morning rush-hour service looks like…
0529 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0547 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0559 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0617 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0628 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0635 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0647 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0659 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0704 Cannon Street via Greenwich 0710 Luton via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras 0721 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0730 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0733 Cannon Street via Greenwich 0740 Luton via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras 0746 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0753 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0757 Cannon Street via Greenwich 0810 West Hampstead via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras
0813 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0820 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0830 Cannon Street via Greenwich 0840 West Hampstead via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras
0847 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0850 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0900 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0906 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0920 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0930 Cannon Street via Greenwich
0936 Charing Cross via Lewisham 0940 Luton via Greenwich, Blackfriars and St Pancras 0950 Cannon Street via Greenwich