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 and Strood on Saturday 17 October

Start date
17/10/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street and Rochester, closing some lines.

Sole Street Line: London Victoria to Dover (which normally run non stop to Bromley South) services will be diverted to run via Lewisham and Strood, and will run non stop from London Victoria to Strood. A portion of these trains will be divided at Faversham and call at all stations to Ramsgate. London Victoria to Dover services which normally run via Denmark Hill will only run between London Victoria and Sole Street.

Replacement buses will run between Meopham and Strood.

Bexleyheath Line: London Victoria to Gravesend via Bexleyheath services will not run. You will need to use alternative services from London Charing Cross.

You will be able to use the following services at no extra cost:

  • You will be able to use London Underground at no extra cost between Victoria, Charing Cross, Embankment, Waterloo, Southwark, London Bridge and Cannon Street.
  • London Buses routes P12, 78 and 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham. 


Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.