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Earlier signalling problem at Gillingham means that fewer trains are able to run on some lines. Trains between Rainham and Chatham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 50 minutes, or revised until 20:00.
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Last updated: 17:58
Additional engineering work will be taking place at Rochester until approximately 12:30 on Sunday 24 September. Until then, trains will be starting & terminating at Rochester instead of Gillingham.
Extra buses will replace trains in between Rochester & Gillingham, with further buses running Gillingham-Faversham as planned for engineering work. Until approximately 12:30, you will need to change buses at Gillingham if you are making a journey between Faversham and Rochester.
Last updated: 22/09/2017 04:56
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22 September 11:00 PM - 23 September 2017 10:59 PM
Between London Charing Cross and Hastings / Tunbridge Wells / Ashford International / Dover Priory
Engineering work is taking place between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, closing the line.
Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.
Trains will run between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks to connect with replacement bus services to Hildenborough and Tonbridge.
Train services will run between Tonbridge and Ashford International, between Tonbridge and Hastings and between Ashford International and Dover Priory.
London Charing Cross - Hastings
Services will run between London Bridge Low Level and Hastings. Trains will be diverted via, and call additionally at East Croydon and Redhill.
London Charing Cross - Ramsgate
Services will be diverted via Maidstone East.
Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.
You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.
5 January 2015 - 31 January 2018 11:59 PM
All routes via London Bridge
As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.
Long term changes
Significant work affecting London stations will take place over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.
Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.
Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available later in September.
Travelling at the weekend
Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.
During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.
Longer term changes
Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.
Until January 2018
Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.
Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.
During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.
For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.
Planning your Journey
For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
Alternative routes and travel advice
The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as detailed below:
Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge.
To check for future disruptions visit the planned engineering works page.
At Ashford International station, the following issues have been reported:
The ticket office has now reopened.
Ticket Vending Machines are working correctly.
The lifts will be out of order between platform 1 and 2 from now until further notice. at Denmark Hill station.
At Herne Bay station, the following issues have been reported:
The ticket vending machines are out of order.
Ticket office is open.
The ticket vending machines are out of order at Kemsing station.
The ticket vending machines are not accepting notes at Snodland station.
The ticket vending machines are not accepting notes at Strood station.
The ticket office is closed at Whitstable station.