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 Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 21 October

Start date
21/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross / Tonbridge and Strood / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Maidstone West, and also between Tonbridge and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Tonbridge and Ashford, and also between Tonbridge and Maidstone West.

Services between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will not run between Tonbridge and Dover Priory. Services between Strood and Tonbridge will not run between Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

Services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate will be diverted to run via Waterloo East, London Bridge, Chislehurst, Otford, Maidstone East to Ashford International. At Ashford International, the train will divide in two, with one half running to Ramsgate, and the other running to Dover Priory, calling at all stations.

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.