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Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Rochester from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 25 May 2024 to 27 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham


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


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 Rochester calling at Strood only (buses towards Rochester will continue to Gillingham)

  • Gravesend and Strood calling at Higham (minibus)


No Thameslink trains will run between Gravesend and Strood. Trains will run between Strood and Gillingham / Rainham and on Saturday and Monday, a reduced train service will run between London and Gravesend.

You can use Southeastern replacement buses between Gravesend and Strood.

Additionally on Sunday only, no Thameslink trains will run between London and Plumstead. You can use Thameslink tickets on Southeastern trains between London Cannon Street and Plumstead, and paper tickets on Elizabeth line services between Abbey Wood and Farringdon.

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.