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.

Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November

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Various Southeastern services

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Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday only: 

From 23:00 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst. A connecting train will run from Wadhurst to Hastings, except for the 23:49 London Cannon Street to Hastings service, which will be replaced by buses between Tonbridge & Wadhurst, and Wadhurst and Hastings. 

Monday to Thursday: 

The 22:34 Tonbridge to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham 

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Gillingham, and between Gillingham and Faversham 

Tuesday only:

From 23:45 until the end of service,  buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings and will run on the following routes: 

  • Tunbridge Wells & Battle 
  • Battle and Hastings 
  • Battle & Crowhurst (mini bus shuttle) 


Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:20 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Swanley and Meopham / Gillingham, and between Gillingham and Faversham. A mini bus shuttle will run between Meopham and Sole Street.   

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

From 00:40 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal / Bexleyheath. Trains will be diverted between Lewisham and Dartford to run non stop via Sidcup. 

The 04:18 Gillingham to Paddock Wood service will start at Strood. A replacement bus will leave Gillingham at 03:59, calling at all stations to Strood. 

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.