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Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains on routes via Rochester on Sunday 5 May 

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Engineering work details

Starts 05 May 2024 to 05 May 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

All routes via Rochester


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

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.

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

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Meopham and Rainham calling at all stations except Sole Street.

  • Strood and Rainham 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.