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Important alert

Major engineering works are taking place between Havant & Swanwick until Sunday 30th October

Buses will replace trains all week between Havant and Swanwick.

For more information, please visit the National Rail Enquires engineering works page.

Revised timetable on Mondays to Fridays until Friday 28 October

An amended timetable continues to operate on some routes on Mondays to Fridays. For more information on routes still operating a revised timetable, and on our compensation arrangements, please check our revised timetable page.

We plan to restore all Southern services from Monday 31 October.

More RMT strikes announced

The RMT has announced that they plan further industrial action on the following dates: 

  • Friday 4 November and Saturday 5 November
  • Tuesday 22 November until Wednesday 23 November
  • Tuesday 6 December until Thursday 8 December

Please note: Strike action on Thursday 3 November only has been called off.

If these strikes go ahead they will have a significant effect on our services. We are working on plans for the service we will operate and will advise you here as soon as we have more details on our RMT strike page.

No trains to Lewes Bonfire

The RMT union have called a strike of Southern conductors for Saturday 5 November. As a result of this and the authorities’ need to ensure public safety at the busy Lewes bonfire celebrations, we won’t be able to operate a service. Please visit our strike page for more information.



2018 timetable consultation

We want to hear what you think of the biggest timetable shake-up proposed in a generation that promises to boost capacity and expand the cross-London Thameslink network.

Find out more about the consultation

Improving your railway

Over our seven year franchise we are committed to deliver changes at our stations, on-board our trains and behind the scenes to improve the customer experience. This includes changes to how we sell tickets, our station environments, some of our frontline roles and how we look after our customers.

Find out more here about how we are improving the customer experience

Southern performance improvement plan

Network Rail, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Southern are working together to improve performance, and have published an updated performance plan. Further information can be found on our performance pages.