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.

Amended overnight midweek service between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay from Wednesday 29 until Friday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham, and also between London Victoria and Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Track maintenance work is taking place overnight between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay, closing some lines.

Wednesday and Thursday night:

The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will be replaced by a buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Thursday and Friday morning:

The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Sittingbourne. Buses will be provided to run between Sittingbourne and Teynham only, Sittingbourne and Ramsgate, and Sittingbourne and Westgate-on-Sea.

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:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.