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 Tonbridge and Ashford International / Maidstone West on Sunday 17 October

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Between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate and between Strood and Tonbridge

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Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Paddock Wood Line: Trains will run between London Charing Cross and Deal, but will be diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International via Otford (for services to and from Sevenoaks) and Maidstone East. These trains are also affected by further engineering work between Deal and Ramsgate. Additional trains will run between London Charing Cross and Tonbridge.

Medway Valley Line: Trains will only run between Strood and Maidstone West.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Tonbridge - Headcorn
  • Headcorn - Ashford International
  • Tonbridge - Maidstone West


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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 pandemic. 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.