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 Sunday 12 April

Start date
12/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dover Priory / Faversham / Ramsgate, and also between London St Pancras International and Faversham / London St Pancras International

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Rochester and Rainham, closing all lines.


High Speed via Gravesend: Trains will run between London St Pancras International and Rochester only.

Sole Street line: London Victoria to Dover, Canterbury East & Ramsgate services will only run between London Victoria and Rochester. Additional trains will start at Rainham and run to Ramsgate Dover & Canterbury East.

Sheerness Line: Services are re-timed to connect with the altered services between Rainham, Ramsgate, Canterbury East & Dover.

Replacement buses run between Rochester and Rainham.

Sidcup Line services: London Charing Cross to Gravesend (via Bexleyheath instead of Sidcup because of engineering work at Grove Park) will be extended to run to Strood. 


Trains will run between Kentish Town and  Gravesend. Customers should use Southeastern trains between Gravesend and Rochester and then their replacement buses between Rochester and Rainham.

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.