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Railway stations in Medway

Medway is served by railway stations at Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood on the High Speed 1 trains going through Rainhammain lines, Cuxton and Halling on the Medway Valley Line which links Strood to Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

Main line trains run to:

  • London Victoria (via Bromley South)
  • London Charing Cross, Waterloo and London Bridge (via Dartford) (Connects with Docklands Light Railway at Lewisham/Greenwich)
  • Sittingbourne (for Sheerness)
  • Margate, Ramsgate, Canterbury and Dover (via Faversham)
  • St Pancras International via Ebbsfleet International and Stratford using the High Speed 1 service.


Train services through Medway are provided by Southeastern, whose priority is to strive to improve the quality and reliability of the service while maintaining the current high safety standards.

Customer services contact numbers are:

  • Phone: 0845 000 2222 southeastern logo
  • Fax: 0845 678 6976
  • Textphone: 0800 783 4548
  • Travel assistance for customers requiring additional assistance: 0800 783 4524.

For details of journey times visit Southeastern, Network Rail or National Rail Enquiries.

Further information can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries on 0845 748 49 50, which is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week. All calls are charged at local rate.

Engineering works

Details of engineering works can be found on the disruptions page on the National Rail website.

Transport Direct and traveline

  • train times and fares throughout Great Britain
  • details of engineering work affecting your journey
  • changes to timetables during bank holiday periods.

For information about all forms of public transport, visit Transport Direct or traveline.

You may also phone Transport Direct on 0871 200 2233.

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