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 Margate and Canterbury West / Deal on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October

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Engineering work is taking place in the Ramsgate area, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Margate to Canterbury West (calling at Ramsgate and Broadstairs only).
  • Ramsgate to Canterbury West (calling at all stations).
  • Ramsgate to Deal (calling at all stations).


Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Dover and Paddock Wood will be amended to run between London Charing Cross and Deal only.

Trains that usually run between London St Pancras International and Margate (High Speed services via Ashford International) will be amended to run between London St Pancras International and Canterbury West only.

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Maidstone East​​​​​​​ will be amended to run between London Victoria and Canterbury West only.

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.