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Last updated:Today at 03:11
Train companies affected:South Western Railway
Last updated:Today at 01:48
Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Ashford International / Maidstone West on Sunday 21 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 21 Jan 2024 to 21 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Cannon Street and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Tonbridge; and also between Paddock Wood and Strood


Engineering work is taking place in the Paddock Wood area, closing all lines. ​​​​​​​

  • Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Cannon Street and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Tonbridge will run hourly, and be diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International to run via Maidstone East calling additionally at Otford (for connections to/from Sevenoaks) and Maidstone East.  A portion of coaches will be detached at Ashford International to run between Ashford International and Dover Priory.  These trains will run from London Cannon Street because of further engineering work at London Charing Cross.

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

Additional trains will run between London Cannon Street and Tonbridge.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Tonbridge and Headcorn, calling at all stations

  • Headcorn and Ashford International, calling at all stations

  • Tonbridge and Maidstone West, calling at all stations

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.