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 Meopham / Strood and Rainham on Sunday 3 November

Start date
03/11/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury East

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham, closing the line.


Buses will replace trains between Meopham / Strood and Rainham. Please note that these buses will not call at Sole Street. 

Some trains will run to / from Sole Street.

Trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed to connect with the amended trains to / from Rainham.


Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will start / terminate at Gravesend, and will run hourly. Change at Gravesend for Southeastern trains to Higham and Strood. For Rochester to Rainham, travel to Strood and change for replacement buses.

The 23:30 (Sunday) Rainham to Dartford service will be replaced by a bus.

The 00:46 (Monday) Dartford to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Gravesend and Gillingham. 

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.