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Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Rochester on Saturday 18 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 18 May 2024 to 18 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate

Thameslink between Luton / St Albans City / West Hampstead Thameslink / Kentish Town / Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham


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


Strood will only be served by trains between Paddock Wood and Strood.

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

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Gravesend and Gillingham calling at all stations except Higham

  • Gravesend and Strood calling at Higham (minibus)


No Thameslink services will run between Gravesend and Strood. Your tickets will be accepted on Southeastern Rail Replacement Buses between Gravesend and Strood.

Check before you travel:

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

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.