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 Rainham and Meopham / Strood on Sunday 11 October

Start date
11/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, also High Speed services between London St Pancras and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Faversham, and also between Sittingbourne and Sheerness

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Gillingham / Rainham

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Rainham and Sole Street / Strood, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Rainham and Meopham.
  • Rainham and Strood.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Sole Street, and also between Rainham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory. Customers should change at Meopham for replacement buses to / from Rainham.

High Speed services via Gravesend will run between London St Pancras International and Strood only.

Services to / from Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed to maintain connections with main line services.


No Thameslink services to / from Rainham will run. Customers can use Southeastern bus / train services, Docklands Light Railway and London Buses to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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