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 Dartford and Gillingham / Maidstone West on Sunday 9 September

Start date
09/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between  London St Pancras International and Dover Priory / Ramsgate / Faversham and between London Charing Cross and Gravesend

Thameslink between St Albans City / Kentish Town / London Bridge and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Rochester / Maidstone West, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between:-

  • Ebbsfleet International and Gravesend / Strood
  • Dartford and Gillingham calling all stations (except Higham)
  • Dartford and Gravesend calling all stations
  • Maidstone West and Gravesend


An additional bus will operate between Ebbsfleet International and Meopham for train connections.

Customers may have to change buses to complete their journey.


Services between Luton and Rainham will not run.

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.