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Last updated:Today at 17:53
Train companies affected:Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, LNER, Lumo, Thameslink
Last updated:Today at 11:38
Train companies affected:South Western Railway

Amended service between Gravesend and Strood on Sunday 7 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 07 Jan 2024 to 07 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London St Pancras International and Faversham / Ramsgate: and between Strood and Paddock Wood / Tonbridge

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


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


As a result of this, the following amendments will be made:

  • High Speed via Gravesend: Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will only run between London St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International

  • Sidcup Line: Trains which usually run 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 replacement buses will run between:

  • Ebbsfleet 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


The 01:24 Dartford to Gillingham train will depart earlier at 01:22.

No Thameslink trains will run between Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham.

Early in the morning and late in the evening, replacement buses will run between Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham.

For most of the day, you are advised to use alternative Southeastern replacement buses between Dartford and Gillingham.

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 replacement bus 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.