No Southern Railways service from Forest Hill/Honor Oak Park this weekend

Due to major engineering work (modernising 1980s track and signalling on the lines into Victoria station) starting this weekend Southern Railways will be unable to operate any of their usual services into Victoria Station every weekend in May including both Bank Holiday Mondays. Some services will run to and from London Bridge instead and to accommodate these additional services “our” London Bridge service will not run at all on the applicable weekends.

I’m sure when I first heard of these changes several weeks ago London Overground were not showing any changes to their normal weekend services at all however unfortunately that appears to have changed as this weekend there will now only be a revised service between Shadwell and Crystal Palace/ West Croydon each day (as below). At least this enables connections to the Jubilee Line at Canada Water.

Saturday
London Overground northbound departures from Forest Hill at 0539, 0547 and 0554 then at 09. 17, 39 and 47 minutes past each hour from 0609 to 2347

Sunday
London Overground northbound departures from Forest Hill at 0642, 0658, 0713, 0728, 0743 and 0802 then at 13, 28, 43 and 58 minutes past each hour from 0813 to 1143 then 1157, 1213, 1227, 1237 and 1257 then 07, 27, 37 and 57 minutes past each hour from 1307 to 2207 then 2222, 2227, 2257, 2312 and 2322.

Monday (same as Saturday’s service)
London Overground northbound departures from Forest Hill at 0539, 0547 and 0554 then at 09. 17, 39 and 47 minutes past each hour from 0609 to 2347
Southbound London Overground services will call at all usual stations to either Crystal Palace or West Croydon.

London Overground are not currently showing any work affecting our line for the weekends of 8/9/15/16/22 or 23 May so we should have more services those weekends but they are showing that services will only be operating as far as Shadwell again on the bank holiday weekend of May 29-31 so expect a similar reduced service like this coming weekend!

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Thank you as always for this valuable information !
With the Overground becoming increasingly busy I sure miss the London Bridge service of old!

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