Engineering work disrupts late-night trains

PUBLISHED: 16:23 07 September 2015 | UPDATED: 16:23 07 September 2015

Southeastern train

Southeastern train


Services to south London, north Kent, Medway, Swale and Thanet affected

Engineering work will disrupt late-night trains in north Kent and south London this week.

From tonight until Friday, the 11.34pm train from London Victoria to Gillingham will terminate at Swanley. There will be a replacement bus to Farningham Road, Longfield, Meopham, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham, as well as a bus to Sole Street from Meopham.

If you need to get to Rochester, Chatham or Gillingham, you’re probably better off getting the 12.07am train from Victoria to Ramsgate, which will run fast to Rochester every night except Wednesday, calling then at Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne, Teynham, Faversham, Whitstable, Chestfield and Swalecliffe, Herne Bay, Birchington-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park and Ramsgate. If you’re travelling to Bromley South, you should get the 12.22am train from Victoria to Ashford International.

The 12.37am train from Victoria to Gillingham will also be diverted to Bromley South, St Mary Cray and Swanley, where it will terminate, from tonight until Friday. There will be replacement buses from Victoria to Herne Hill, Penge East and Beckenham Junction, and from Swanley to Farningham, Longfield, Meopham, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. There will also be a fast train from Victoria to Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham each night, also leaving at 12.37am.

Finally, the 12.18am train from Charing Cross to Gillingham will be diverted after Blackheath to Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath, Barnehurst, Dartford and Gillingham.

A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Blackheath, Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith, Slade Green, Dartford, Greenhithe, Gravesend, Higham, Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.


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