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Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 July 

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Engineering work details

Starts 20 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea


Major engineering work is taking place to the Kingsferry Bridge near Swale, closing the line between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Accessible buses will replace trains between:

  • Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne calling at Queenborough only

  • Kemsley and Sittingbourne minibus shuttle

Swale station will be closed and cannot be served by replacement buses because of the closure of Kingsferry Bridge.

Journey times will be significantly increased, and buses between Sittingbourne and Sheerness -on-Sea will take approximately 60 minutes.

You can find out more about the work Network Rail are carrying out here.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.