Rainham train station was closed on 21 April 2011 due to suspect package being found on the platform at 6am. Trains from the coastal towns like Dover and Margate were unable to use the main line to London as a result of the station being closed. Buses replaced trains between Faversham and Gillingham during the incident which affected both the standard and high speed trains to London delaying many commuters during the morning rush hour.
The bomb squad were called to Rainham railway station during the morning rush hour when a suspicious package was found. A bomb warning was issued and Rainham station was evacuated. A controlled explosion took place and the police reported that it was "not an explosive device"http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2011-1/april/21/suspect_package_causes_rush_ho.aspx