Skip to main content
Last updated:Today at 06:42
Train companies affected:Elizabeth line, Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains on routes via Faversham on Sunday 31 March 

See all service disruptions

Engineering work details

Starts 31 Mar 2024 to 31 Mar 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London St Pancras International / London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory; and also between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea


Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory, closing all lines.

  • Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Chatham will only run between London Victoria and Sittingbourne. Additional trains will run between Herne Bay and Ramsgate. Trains which normally between London Victoria and Dover Priory via Denmark Hill will only run between London Victoria and Gillingham and will not stop at Denmark Hill because of further engineering work.

  • Highspeed via Gravesend: Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will only run between London St Pancras International and Sittingbourne. (The 22:20 & 23:20 St Pancras to Faversham services will be replaced by buses between Ebbsfleet & Faversham).

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

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Sittingbourne and Herne Bay calling at all stations except Teynham

  • Sittingbourne and Canterbury East calling at Faversham only.

  • Sittingbourne and Selling minibus calling at all stations.

  • Canterbury East and Dover Priory non stop.

  • Canterbury East and Dover Priory 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.