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Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 28 July 

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Engineering work details

Starts 28 Jul 2024 to 28 Jul 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, and between Paddock Wood and Strood


Engineering work is taking place at Paddock Wood, closing all lines.

Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Tonbridge will run hourly, and be diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International to run via Maidstone East, calling additionally at Otford (for connections to / from Sevenoaks) and Maidstone East. A portion of coaches will be detached at Ashford International to run between Ashford International and Dover Priory.

Medway Valley Line: Trains between Paddock Wood and Strood will only run between Maidstone West and Strood.

Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Tonbridge.

Accessible replacement buses will run between:

  • Tonbridge and Headcorn, calling at all stations.

  • Headcorn and Ashford International, calling at all stations.

  • Tonbridge and Maidstone West, calling at all stations.

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.