Southeastern Status | Amendments to various late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Updated at: 24-Apr-2024 13:41:31: PM

Operator:  Southeastern

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Routes affected:

Various Southeastern routes

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Description of Incident

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • After 22:45 each night, trains from London Charing Cross to Hayes will be diverted after New Beckenham to run to Bromley South. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hayes.
  • The 23:50 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by accessible buses between Ebbsfleet International, Gillingham and Faversham calling at all stations except Higham, Newington & Teynham.


  • Engineering work normally taking place in the Margate area will not take place. Train services will run normally between Faversham, Margate, and Ramsgate.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 04:17 Gillingham to Tonbridge service will start from Strood. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Strood, departing Gillingham at 03:55, earlier than the usual train service, and will connect with the train.

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

  • From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham / Sittingbourne. Connecting trains will run between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate.

Wednesday and Thursday

  • The 23:07 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory service will run an alternative route, stopping at Margate and Broadstairs. A replacement bus will run between Dover Priory and Ramsgate via Sandwich.

Wednesday to Friday

  • From 00:20 until the end of service, train services will be diverted to run via Sidcup. Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Gravesend via Bexleyheath.


  • From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Rochester and Gillingham / Sittingbourne. Connecting trains will run between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.

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This page created on: 24-Apr-2024 13:41:31: PM

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