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 7 October

Start date
07/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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London St Pancras International 'rounder services' and

between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory and

between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

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


Train services will be amended as follows:

  • London St Pancras International (‘rounder‘ services) will run between London St Pancras International and Rochester.
  • London Victoria to Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover services terminate at Rochester.
  • Trains will run between Rainham & Canterbury East and Rainham & Ramsgate / Dover Priory (divide at Faversham)
  • Sheerness-on-Sea trains will be re-timed.


Buses will replace trains between Rochester and Rainham.


Trains will not run between Rochester and Rainham. 

Also, as a result of this engineering work, until 09:05 trains between London Bridge and and Gravesend will run between Dartford and Gravesend.

Customers should use Southeastern services to complete their journey.

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.