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Buses replace trains via Gravesend and Strood on Sunday 17 March   

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London St Pancras International / Broadstairs / Ramsgate, between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Dartford and also between Strood and Paddock Wood


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


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

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 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


Buses will replace trainss between Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham.

These buses will be operated by Thameslink and Southeastern.

Check before you travel: 

If you are travelling with Southeastern, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Thameslink, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.