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 Swanley and Strood on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September

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Between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate

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Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Rochester, closing all lines.

Sole Street Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate or Dover Priory via Faversham will be diverted between London Victoria and Rochester to run via Dartford and Strood. Stopping services between London Victoria and Gillingham which usually run via Denmark Hill will not run.  Additional trains will run between London Victoria and Bromley South via Denmark Hill. 

Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Maidstone East will stop additionally at St Mary Cray 

Replacement buses will run between Swanley and Strood calling at all stations except Sole Street. A Minibus shuttle will run between Meopham and Sole Street. 

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.