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Last updated:Today at 17:27
Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail, TransPennine Express

Buses replace early morning trains between Gravesend and Gillingham from Wednesday 29 to Friday 31 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 29 May 2024 to 31 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Thameslink between Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham


Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Gillingham, closing all lines early on Wednesday to Friday mornings.

Between 00:15 and 04:30 each morning, buses will replace trains between Gravesend and Gillingham. The 04:00 Gillingham to Dartford service will start from Gravesend at 04:23. An earlier replacement bus will run from Gillingham at 03:18 to Dartford, connecting with the train.

Please note that this does affect some trains that run late on Tuesday to Thursday evenings.

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.