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 Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory on Sunday 13 October

Start date
13/10/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea; between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dover Priory; and also between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory, closing various lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Sole Street

London Victoria to Dover / Ramsgate services will stop additionally at Newington and terminate at Sittingbourne.

A shuttle service will run between Herne Bay and Ramsgate. The stopping service between London Victoria and Canterbury East will only run between London Victoria and Gillingham.

High Speed Line

Trains will run between London St Pancras International and Sittingbourne, and also between Ramsgate and London St Pancras International via Dover and Ashford International. Connecting train services will run from Herne Bay to Ramsgate.

Sheerness Line

Trains will be retimed to connect with the altered services at Sittingbourne.

Rail replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Sittingbourne to Herne Bay
  • Sittingbourne to Dover Priory
  • Canterbury East to Dover Priory
  • A mini bus will run between Sittingbourne, Teynham, Faversham and Selling

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.