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 Rochester and Rainham on Sunday 10 October

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Between London Victoria / St Pancras International and Ramsgate

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Engineering work  is taking place in the Gillingham area, closing some lines.


Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate or Dover Priory will only run between London Victoria and Rochester, or between Rainham and Ramsgate or Shepherds Well.  These trains are also affected by engineering work between Shepherds Well and Dover Priory.

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

Replacement buses will run between Rainham and Rochester.


Trains will run between Kentish Town and Plumstead only. You can use your tickets on Southeastern bus / train services between Plumstead and Rainham.

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.