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Planned engineering work

To maintain and improve the UK's rail infrastructure, Network Rail has to carry out regular planned engineering work. The work is normally done at weekends, on bank holidays and after 10pm during the week, but it may also affect our services at other times. Please be aware, where replacement buses are in operation, journeys may take longer than normal.

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Engineering work for Today

Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 11 to Friday 15 November

11 November - 15 November 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Various Southeastern routes

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Southeastern network overnight from Monday to Friday, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:42 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A replacement bus will run between Meopham and Gillingham.

After 23:55, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead. The bus from Dartford to Lewisham via Sidcup will be extended to run to London Bridge.

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

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

All trains after the 23:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service until the end of service will be replaced by buses between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham service will be replace by a bus between Sittingbourne and Gillingham.


Buses that normally run between Faversham and Ramsgate, and also between Ramsgate and Margate will not run, and trains will instead run between these stations.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will run between Meopham and Sittingbourne. A connecting train will run from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will run between Meopham and Gillingham.

Wednesday only:

After 23:45, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A minibus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:

The 01:07 Ashford International to Canterbury West will be replaced by a bus, calling at all stations.


The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington is replaced by a bus between Bromley South and Orpington calling at Bickley 01:12, Petts Wood 01:22, arriving at Orpington 01:30.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.