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 Dartford / Ebbsfleet International and Gillingham / Maidstone West on Sunday 21 November

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Southeastern services via Gravesend / Strood

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

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Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Strood, closing all lines.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Dartford and Gillingham (all stations except Higham).
  • Ebbsfleet International and Strood (calling at Gravesend only).
  • Dartford and Gravesend (all stations).
  • Gravesend and Maidstone West (all stations).


Trains will run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup.

Trains between Tonbridge and Strood (Medway Valley services) will run between Paddock Wood and Maidstone West only.

High Speed services via Gravesend that usually run between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Faversham will be amended to run between London St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International only.


Services between Kentish Town and Rainham will now run between Kentish Town and Dartford between 10:30 and 22:30. Outside of these times there will be a very limited service.

You can use your ticket on Southeastern buses between Dartford and Rochester, also on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Dartford / Rochester 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.