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 Sole Street / Strood & Rainham on Sunday 5 May

Start date
05/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London St Pancras and Faversham / Ramsgate and also

between London Victoria and Gillingham / Faversham

Thameslink between Luton and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

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


High Speed via Gravesend

High Speed services will not run between Strood & Ramsgate. Buses replace trains between Strood & Rainham, with a connecting train service running between Rainham and Ramsgate. Services between London St Pancras International and Strood will stop additionally at Higham.

Sole Street Line

Buses replace trains between Meopham and Rainham. Trains will run between London Victoria and Sole Street and between Rainham and Dover / Ramsgate.  Customers will need to change at Meopham for the replacement bus service, as buses cannot call at Sole Street station.

Sheerness Line

Trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness are re-timed to connect to the altered train service at Sittingbourne.


It is not yet known how Thameslink services will be affected by this engineering work.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.