Network Rail has announced a series of engineering works set to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend, affecting a number of south London stations.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, running from March 29 until April 1, customers are being urged to check before travelling, as buses are set to replace trains across parts of the railway network in south London as well as Kent and Sussex.

Under an upgrade scheme as part of a wider £89 million programme, six south London stations are due to receive upgrade work over the Easter weekend.

At Hither Green in south east London, work will be done to stabilise the embankment, with a 115m sheet pile wall installed to protect the railway from soil and other debris, along with refurbishment to the tracks.

Between Brixton Junction and Denmark Hill, work will be done over the Easter weekend to support the new signalling system, with the installation of a new signal gantry across the track.

This is part of a major upgrade announced by Network Rail to “modernise” the 1980s track and signalling system on the south London lines into Victoria station.

In the South Croydon area, work will commence at Whyteleafe level crossing, which will be upgraded with electrical circuits to improve performance.

Between Balham and Beckenham Junction, work will be carried out to replace expired switches and crossings, and preparation work for the installation of new signalling systems in the future.

Network Rail has advised passengers that buses will replace trains on some routes over the Bank Holiday weekend, with advice to check before travelling and to plan journeys in advance.

Jenny Saunders, GTR’s Customer Services Director, said: “We thank our customers for their understanding while Network Rail undertake these vital improvements.

“To help people travel over the Easter weekend, buses will replace trains on some routes, so please allow extra time when planning your journey, and double-check your route before setting off.”

In a statement, Southeastern advised customers that most lines would remain open during the Easter Weekend, with buses to replace trains between Lewisham and Sidcup between Friday and Monday.

Scott Brightwell, Southeastern’s Operations and Safety Director, said: “Most of our lines are open during the Easter weekend but Network Rail is carrying out engineering work on some parts of our route.

“Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Sidcup from Friday to Monday, and there are a number of bus replacement services in place on Easter Sunday. On Good Friday and Easter Monday, we will be operating a Saturday service.

“Full details are on our website and timetables for the Bank Holiday are available in online journey planners, please check before you travel.”