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Last updated:Today at 08:29
Train companies affected:Avanti West Coast, London Northwestern Railway

Alterations to some late night and early morning Southeastern services between Monday 5 and Friday 9 August  

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Engineering work details

Starts 05 Aug 2024 to 09 Aug 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Various Southeastern Routes


Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:39 London Cannon Street to Dover Priory (Monday) / Canterbury West (Tuesday) and the 23:34 London Charing Cross to Canterbury West and Dover Priory (Wednesday and Thursday) will be diverted and stop additionally at Maidstone East

Accessible replacement buses will run between Tonbridge and Headcorn, and between Headcorn and Ashford, calling at all stations.

If you are travelling to Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, or connecting to the replacement bus at Tonbridge, please use alternative trains between London, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:26 London Cannon Street to Dartford (Tuesday and Wednesday) and 00:47 Charlton to Dartford (Thursday and Friday) via Woolwich trains will not run. An accessible bus will leave London Bridge at 00:31 each night calling at all stations to Dartford via Greenwich

Wednesday and Thursday

  • The 22:34 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate via Canterbury West train will be replaced by an accessible bus between Minster and Ramsgate calling at Thanet Parkway

  • The 23:07 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover service will be replaced by an accessible bus between Deal and Ramsgate calling at Sandwich

  • The 23:40 London St Pancras International to Margate via Canterbury West service will be replaced by an accessible bus between Minster and Margate calling at all stations except Dumpton Park

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.