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Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Rainham and Strood / Meopham on Sunday 3 March 

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Engineering work details

Starts 03 Mar 2024 to 03 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Victoria / London St Pancras International and Faversham / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham


Engineering work is taking place between Rainham and Strood / Sole Street, closing all lines.


Accessible replacement buses will replace trains between:

  • Rainham and Strood.

  • Rainham and Meopham (calling at all stations except Sole Street - Sole Street is served by rail services, see below).

Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Chatham will only run between London Victoria and Sole Street. Additional trains will run between Rainham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

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

Sheerness line: Trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed

Sidcup Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend via Sidcup will not run.  Services which usually only run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup will stop additionally at Albany Park and will be extended to run to / from Strood. 


Trains will not run between Gravesend and Rainham. A reduced Thameslink service will run between London and Gravesend on Sunday morning.

You should use Southeastern trains between Gravesend and Strood, and Southeastern buses between Strood and Rainham.

A few late night / early morning Thameslink replacement buses will run between Gravesend 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 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.