Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Rochester and Rainham on Saturday 14 September

Start date
14/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory; and London St Pancras International "rounder" services

Thameslink between Kentish Town / Dartford and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Rochester and Rainham, closing all lines.


  • High speed via Gravesend: Trains will run between London St Pancras International and Rochester, and Faversham to London St Pancras International via Ramsgate and Dover Priory. Trains between London St Pancras International and Rochester will stop additionally at Higham. 
  • Sole Street Line: Trains will run between London Victoria and Rochester, and between Rainham and Ramsgate or Dover Priory.
  • Buses will run between Rochester and Rainham 
  • High speed services will stop additionally at Higham. 


  • Trains will operate between Kentish Town and Dartford. You can use Southeastern trains between Dartford and Rochester and Southeastern buses between Rochester and Rainham..

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.