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 28 and Sunday 29 September

Start date
28/09/2019  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.


Buses will replace trains between Rochester and Rainham.

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

High speed services to / from London St Pancras International will run between London St Pancras International and Rochester (additionally stopping at Higham), and between Faversham and London St Pancras International via Ramsgate and Dover Priory. Customers should be aware that on Sunday, additional engineering work is taking place in the Dover Priory area.

On Sunday only, services to / from Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed to connect with retimed train services at Sittingbourne.



Services will start / terminate at Dartford. Please use Southeastern services between Dartford and Rochester. Buses will run between Rochester and Rainham.


All day on Sunday, one service an hour will operate to / from Gravesend. Please use Southeastern services between Gravesend and Rochester. Buses will run 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.