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Last updated:Today at 22:34
Train companies affected:CrossCountry, Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Buses replace trains via Gravesend and Strood on Sunday 19 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 19 May 2024 to 19 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London St Pancras International / London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Ramsgate; and also between Paddock Wood and Strood

Thameslink between Bedford / St Albans City / West Hampstead Thameslink / Kentish Town / London Bridge and Gillingham / Rainham


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


  • Highspeed via Gravesend: Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will only run between London St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International. If you are travelling to / from stations between Rochester / Ramsgate and London, you should use alternative trains to / from London Victoria.

  • Sidcup Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will not run. Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford will call additionally at Albany Park.

  • Medway Valley Line: Trains between Paddock Wood and Strood will only run between Paddock Wood and Maidstone West.

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Ebbsfleet International and Strood calling at Gravesend only

  • Dartford and Gravesend calling at all stations.

  • Dartford and Gillingham calling at all stations except Higham

  • Gravesend and Maidstone West calling at all stations

  • Gravesend and Strood calling at Higham (minibus)


No Thameslink services will run between Dartford and Rainham. Thameslink services between Dartford and London will run to a revised timetable. Your tickets will be accepted on Southeastern rail replacement buses between Dartford and Rainham.

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.