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 21 and Sunday 22 September

Start date
21/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London St Pancras International / London Victoria and Rochester / Rainham / Ramsgate / Dover Priory, and also between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

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


Buses will replace trains between Rochester and Rainham.

High speed services running via Gravesend will run between London St Pancras International and Rochester (additionally calling at Higham), and also between Faversham and London St Pancras via Ramsgate and Dover.

Trains running via Sole Street will run between London Victoria and Rochester, and also between Rainham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

Trains to / from Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed in order to connect with the amended train timetable at Sittingbourne.


On Saturday, Thameslink will run an amended service, some early morning / late night services will start / terminate at Rochester, most trains will not run between Dartford and Rainham. Customers should use Southeastern trains between Dartford and Rainham.

On Sunday, no Thameslink trains will run at all. Customers should use Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Rochester, and Southeastern replacement buses between Rochester and Rainham and between Lewisham and Dartford.

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.