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 Dover Priory and Deal / Canterbury East on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October

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All routes through Dover Priory

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Engineering work is taking place between Dover Priory and Canterbury East / Deal, closing all lines.

Sole Street line: Trains between London Victoria and Dover Priory via Faversham will only run between London Victoria and Canterbury East.

Paddock Wood Line: Services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will only run between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory.

High Speed via Gravesend.  Trains between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will be extended to run between London St Pancras International and Deal via Faversham and Ramsgate.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:


  • Dover Priory to Canterbury East (non-stop)
  • Dover Priory to Canterbury East (all stations)
  • Dover Priory to Deal (all stations)

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.