Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Rochester and Rainham on Sunday 8 April

Start date
08/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Trains between London St Pancras International Faversham / Ramsgate, London Charing Cross and Gillingham; London Victoria and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory; and also between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Rochester and Rainham, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Rochester and Rainham, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Trains between London Victoria and Rochester will call additionally at Longfield and Meopham. Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will additionally stop at Higham, and will terminate at Rochester.

A special shuttle service will run between Dartford and Strood. Buses will be provided between Strood and Gillingham, calling at all stations.

Trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne will also be re-timed to depart later than the usual timetable.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages


Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.