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 19 April

Start date
19/04/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Canterbury West / Dover Priory / Ramsgate also between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea and the London St Pancras International circular

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Canterbury East, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Sittingbourne and Herne Bay calling at Faversham, then all stations to Herne Bay.
  • Sittingbourne and Dover Priory calling at Faversham, Canterbury East and Dover Priory only.
  • A minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Selling calling at all stations.
  • Canterbury East to Dover Priory calling at all stations.

Sole Street line: London Victoria to Dover Priory / Ramsgate services will run between London Victoria and Sittingbourne, and between Herne Bay and Ramsgate. 

London Victoria to Canterbury East services will run between Victoria and Gillingham.

High Speed services via Gravesend: London St Pancras to Faversham services will run between London St Pancras and Sittingbourne. London St Pancras to Ramsgate via Faversham services will not run.

Sheerness-on-Sea Line: Services between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed to connect with the altered trains at Sittingbourne.

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.