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Last updated:Yesterday at 20:20
Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Rochester / Maidstone West on Saturday 25 November 

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Engineering work details

Starts 25 Nov 2023 to 25 Nov 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between Strood and Paddock Wood, and between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate

Thameslink between Luton / Kentish Town / London Bridge and Gillingham / Rainham


Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on the lines through Gravesend and Strood, blocking the line, Gravesend, Strood and Maidstone West.


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

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

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Gravesend and Rochester calling at Strood only.

  • Gravesend and Maidstone West calling at all stations.


The 01:24 Dartford to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus between Gravesend and Gillingham.

All day on Saturday, Thameslink trains will run between Luton and Gravesend only. You can use Southeastern replacement buses between Gravesend and Rochester, and Southeastern trains between Rochester 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 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.