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 Sevenoaks and Ashford International via Maidstone East on Wednesday 1 January

Start date
01/01/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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between London Victoria and Ashford International / Canterbury West

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Otford and Canterbury West via Maidstone East, closing all lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • Sevenoaks - Maidstone East
  • Maidstone East - Ashford International

The following alterations will also apply:

  • Trains between London Victoria and Canterbury West via Maidstone East will not run. Passengers should use London Victoria to Ramsgate via Tonbridge services and change at Sevenoaks for rail replacement buses on to Maidstone East.
  • Train services between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Tonbridge will also additionally call at Chilham and Chatham.
  • Passengers for Otford should use Thameslink services between Bromley and Sevenoaks to connect with the rail replacement buses at Sevenoaks.
  • Passengers for Swanley and St Mary Cray should use alternative train services from London Victoria or a Thameslink service to Sevenoaks to connect with rail replacement buses at Sevenoaks.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use Thameslink services between Bromley and Sevenoaks.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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.