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Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Rochester between Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June  

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Engineering work details

Starts 08 Jun 2024 to 10 Jun 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Thameslink between Bedford / Town / London Bridge and Rainham, and between St Albans and Gillingham (Kent)

Southeastern between London St Pancras International and Gravesend

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Higham, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Highspeed trains via Gravesend: Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Gravesend will only run between London St Pancras International and Gravesend.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Gravesend and Gillingham calling at Strood, Rochester & Chatham

  • Gravesend and Strood calling at Higham (minibus)

Thameslink:

All day Saturday and Sunday, no Thameslink services will run between Gravesend and Strood. (Thameslink services will operate between Strood and Rainham (Kent).

Rail replacement buses are in operation between Gravesend and Strood, operated by Southeastern, for customers to use.

Sunday only:

Additionally, no Thameslink services will run between London and Plumstead.

You may use your ticket on Southeastern services between London Cannon Street and Plumstead at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southeastern, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Thameslink, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.