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 / Shepherds Well on Sunday 10 October

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Between London Victoria / London St Pancras International and Ramsgate

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

Sole Street line: Trains will run between Rainham and Shepherds Well.  Services will only run as far as Rainham because of further engineering work between Rainham and Rochester.

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

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:


  • Dover Priory to Shepherds Well
  • Dover Priory to Deal 
  • Dover Priory to Canterbury East (non-stop)


Check before you travel:

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

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.