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 Dartford and Gravesend on Sunday 17 February

Start date
17/02/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Gravesend and the London St Pancras Circular

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend closing the line.

Southeastern trains are replaced by buses between Dartford and Gravesend.

The London St Pancras circular will not run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham. Customers should use the additional bus service between Ebbsfleet International and Meopham which will connect with trains between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate.

Additional buses will run between Ebbsfleet International and Strood. These buses do not connect to the train service at Strood. Customers for stations to / from Gillingham, Faversham and Ramsgate are advised to travel via Meopham. 


Until 22:00. no trains will run between London and Dartford / Rainham

After 22:00, a very limited service will run between London and Dartford.

Ticket acceptance:

Ticket acceptance on the London Underground between London St Pancras and Southeastern London Terminals via reasonable routes.

Thameslink customers may also use Southeastern services to complete their journey between London and Dartford / Rainham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London 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.