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 Gillingham and Faversham and between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne on Sunday 28 October

Start date
28/10/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover / Canterbury East, Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne, and also London St Pancras International 'rounder' services

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Gillingham and Faversham, closing all lines, including the line between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne.

Southeastern trains are replaced by buses between Gillingham and Faversham and between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne.

Thameslink trains will not run between Gillingham and Rainham. Customers should use Southeastern replacement buses between Gillingham and Rainham.

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.