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 Rainham and Strood / Meopham on Sunday 4 November

Start date
04/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London St Pancras and Canterbury East / Faversham / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Rainham and Strood / Sole Street, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between Rainham and Meopham, and also between Rainham and Strood.

Services between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover will run between London Victoria and Sole Street. Customers travelling to / from Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover will need to change trains at Meopham for replacement buses. Customers travelling to / from Sole Street should travel via Meopham, as buses will not call at Sole Street.

Southeastern High Speed services will run between London St Pancras and Strood, and also between Faversham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory / London St Pancras.

Services between Sittingbourne and Sheerness will be retimed.


Trains between Rainham and Kentish Town will run between Gravesend and Kentish Town only. Customers may use Southeastern trains and buses between Rainham and Gravesend.

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.