Future engineering work

PAGE LAST UPDATED: 16/10/2021 03:15. Update now

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.

Amended service via Gravesend and Strood on Sunday 26 September

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Southeastern between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate and between Strood and Tonbridge

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

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Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Rochester and between Strood and Maidstone West, closing various lines.


Sidcup Line: Trains will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Sidcup.  These trains will run from London Cannon Street instead of London Charing Cross because of further engineering work.

Medway Valley Line: Trains between Tonbridge and Strood will only run between Paddock Wood and Maidstone West.  This is because of further engineering work at Tonbridge.

High Speed via Gravesend: Services between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will only run between London St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Dartford and Gillingham calling at all stations (except Higham)
  • Ebbsfleet International and Strood calling at Gravesend only
  • Dartford and Gravesend calling at all stations
  • Gravesend and Maidstone West calling at all stations



Trains to / from Rainham will not run. You can use your ticket on Southeastern train and bus services between London and Rainham, and on London Buses / Docklands Light Railway.

Check before you travel:

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

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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.