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.

Amended late night / early morning service between Gravesend / Swanley and Rainham between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 November

Start date
20/11/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between Gravesend / Swanley and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between Strood / Sole Street and Rainham, closing some lines.

The following replacement buses will run in place of train services:

  • 00:20 from Ebbsfleet International calling at Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Faversham
  • 00:22 from Sittingbourne calling at all stations to Gillingham
  • 00:28 from Dartford calling at all stations to Gillingham except Higham
  • 00:37 from Meopham calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham
  • 00:53 from Meopham calling at Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Newington and Sittingbourne
  • Shuttle service from Sittingbourne at 01:16 and 02:08 calling at all stations to Ramsgate via Herne Bay
  • 01:29 from Meopham calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.