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 Folkestone West and Dover Priory / Canterbury East / Deal on Sunday 29 September

Start date
29/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / Faversham and Dover Priory, and also London St Pancras International / Ashford International and Ramsgate / London St Pancras International

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Dover Priory area, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Folkestone West and Deal.
  • Canterbury East and Dover Priory.

High speed services between London St Pancras International and Dover Priory via Ramsgate will be amended because of engineering work at Rochester, and will not run between Rochester and Deal via Ramsgate. London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory services will terminate at Folkestone Central.

Services that run to / from London Charing Cross via Paddock Wood will be amended to run between London Victoria and Folkestone Central.

Services that run via Sole Street will be amended to run between Rainham and Deal via Ramsgate. These services are also affected by engineering work in the Rochester and Rainham area.

Please note that customers should change at Folkestone West for replacement bus services rather than Folkestone Central.

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.