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Improvement works

From time to time, often at weekends or public holidays, Southern Railway have to make alterations to train services, usually for planned Improvement works.

Amended Southern services between Monday 23 and Friday 27 October from 22:30 until 05:25

 

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

Monday to Friday:

Buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking from 22:30 until 05:25.

Buses replace trains between Brighton and West Worthing from 00:20 until 05:10.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings will terminate at Eastbourne. A connecting rail replacement bus will operate between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Brighton on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines. The line between Haywards Heath and Lewes will also be closed on Sunday.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton on Saturday and between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Sunday.

Gatwick Express services will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Southern will run a reduced service between London and Brighton, via Lewes on Saturday and via Littlehampton on Sunday. As a result of this, some services between Littlehampton / Chichester and Brighton will be retimed.

Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run.

On Saturday, two trains per hour will run in each direction between Bedford and Haywards Heath. Services will call additionally at Balcombe.

On Sunday, two trains per hour will run in each direction between Bedford and Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Reduced service via Streatham Common on Sunday 29 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines.

A reduced service will run between London and Sutton via Streatham Common.

Services between London Bridge and East Croydon will be diverted via Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Edenbridge and Tonbridge on Sunday 29 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Edenbridge and Tonbridge, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Edenbridge and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Sutton and Dorking on Sunday 29 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Sutton and Epsom, closing the line.

Trains between London Victoria and Dorking will terminate and start back from Sutton.

Buses will replace trains between Sutton and Epsom.

You should use South Western Railway services to travel between Epsom and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Ore from 21:55 until the end of service from Monday 30 October until Friday 3 November

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Eastbourne and Bexhill, closing some lines.

From 21:55 until the end of service a rail replacement bus service will replace trains between Eastbourne and Ore.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Revised 23:26 London Victoria to Horsham service from Monday 30 October until Friday 3 November

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Sutton, closing some lines.

The 23:26 London Victoria to Horsham will run fast between Balham and Sutton not serving some stations. A replacement bus will operate to cover all stations missed.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Sanderstead and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Sunday 5 November

 

Network Rail is carry out east Croydon and Purley / East Grinstead / Uckfield closing some lines.

Trains between London Victoria and Brighton will run to a reduced services.

Buses replace trains between Sanderstead and East Grinstead / Uckfield. These buses are extended to run from / to Purley

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Barnham and Brighton on Sunday 5 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Ford and Brighton closing the line.

Great Western Railway trains are replaced by buses between Barnham and Brighton.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Brighton and Littlehampton.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains at Redhill from 23:00 Saturday 11 until 08:30 Sunday 12 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Gatwick Airport via Redhill, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express services will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be replaced by buses between Reigate and Gatwick Airport via Redhill.

Southern replacement buses will run between Purley and Gatwick Airport calling at all station via Redhill. Unto 09:30 buses are extended to run to / from Billinghurst.

Thameslink replacement buses will run between Purley and Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Redhill area closing some line lines. This has resulted in limited access to platforms at Redhill station.

Great Western Railways replacement buses will run between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Southern replacement buses will run between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains at Lewes on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Lewes are closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between:

Haywards Heath ans Eastbourne

Brighton and Eastbourne

Brighton and Seaford

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner for Gatwick Express and Southern, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Sutton and Dorking on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Leatherhead and Dorking closing the line.

South Western Railway - it is not yet known how South Western Railway are affected by this engineering work.

Southern replacement buses will run between Sutton and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with Southern using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes for South Western Railway are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains via Sydenham on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction, closing some lines.

London Overground - No service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace.

Customers should use alternative trains between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate. Local buses between New Cross and New Cross Gate and Southern replacement buses between New Cross Gate and West Croydon.

Southern - Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / West Croydon via Sydenham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains to / from Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Hilsea and Portsmouth Harbour closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Hilsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Great Western Railway replacement buses will run between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Customers traveling to / from Brighton will have to change at Fareham and use alternative rail services to complete their journeys.

Southern replacement buses will run between Havent and Portsmouth Harbour.

South Western Railway replacement buses will run between Fareham / Havant / Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

South Western Railway changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn on Sunday 12 November

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Reading and Bedwyn, closing the line.

Trains between London Paddington and Penzance are diverted between Reading and Westbury via and calling additionally Swindon and trains will not call at Newbury or Pewsey.

A connecting bus service will run between Swindon and Pewsey.

Buses also replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Southern service to and from London Victoria on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst all weekend and between London Victoria and Clapham Junction on Sunday, closing some lines.

On Saturday, a heavily reduced Southern service will run to and from London Victoria, with some services being diverted to start and terminate at London Bridge.

Buses will replace trains between Balham and East Croydon via Selhurst.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction and also between Balham and East Croydon via Selhurst. Some services will be amended to start and terminate at London Bridge.

Some Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe and Preston Park.

Gatwick Express services will not run all weekend, you should use alternative Southern and Thameslink services to travel to and from Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Bexhill and Ashford International on Sunday 19 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Bexhill and Ashford International, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Bexhill and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Barnham and Arundel / Angmering on Sunday 19 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Arundel / Angmering, closing all lines.

Southern services will be replaced by buses between Barnham and Arundel / Angmering.

Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Brighton will run between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Horsham from 01:00 Saturday 25 November until 04:00 on Monday 27 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Horsham, closing the line.

From 01:00 Saturday 25 November until 04:00, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Horsham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sunday 26 November

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, closing various lines.

No London Overground service will operate between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Customers should use local buses via any reasonable route.

No Southern service will operate between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Customers for Watford Junction should use London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston and London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Polegate and Hastings from 01:45 Sunday 26 November until 04:00 on Monday 27 November

 

Engineering work is taking place between Polegate and Hastings, closing the line.

A replacement bus service will run between Polegate and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 23:17 London Victoria to Chichester service on Saturday 2 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Havant, closing the line.

The 23:17 London Victoria to Chichester service will be replaced by a bus between Barnham and Chichester.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from 23:00 on Saturday 2 and all day on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Horley, closing some lines.

After 23:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, trains will not call at Earlswood or Salfords. Buses will run between Redhill and Horley, calling at these stations.

On Saturday evening, some bus services will be extended to Horsham / East Croydon to ensure that you are able to connect with alternative train services and complete your journey.

On Sunday, the 05:28 Three Bridges to London Victoria service will not call at Redhill. Connecting bus services will run; one from Horley to Redhill and one from Redhill to Purley.

Trains between London Victoria and Brighton will call additionally at Horley.

Gatwick Express will run an amended half hourly service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Streatham / West Croydon and Sutton until 09:15 on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Balham / West Croydon and Sutton until 09:15, closing the lines.

From the start of service until 09:15, buses will replace trains between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction. Bus journeys will be extended to Dorking because of further engineering work between Cheam and Dorking.

Buses will also replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Sutton and Dorking on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Cheam and Dorking, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Sutton and Dorking.

South West Trains services to and from Dorking will be replaced by buses on both Saturday and Sunday. You can find more information on this here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Brighton and Lewes on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Lewes, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Lewes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Southern service between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction until 16:00 on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction, closing some lines.

From the start of service until 16:00 on Sunday, Southern services will not run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

You will be able to use your ticket on:

  • Alternative Southern services between Shepherds Bush / Clapham Junction and London Victoria
  • London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston.
  • London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Horsham and Three Bridges until 07:30 on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Horsham and Three Bridges from the start of service until 07:30 on Sunday 3 December, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Eastleigh / Southampton Central / Barnham on Sunday 3 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Fratton and Hamble / Eastleigh and also between Havant and Barnham, closing the lines.

Trains will not run between Portsmouth Harbour and Eastleigh / Southampton Central

Great Western Railway services will not run between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton. You should use the replacement bus services provided and alternative train services between Barnham and Brighton.

Southern services will not run between Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour and Barnham.

Southern services that usually run between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between London Victoria / Brighton and Bognor Regis only. Services between Brighton and Southampton Central will run between Brighton and Barnham only.

Buses will run between:

  • Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Havant and Barnham

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey on Southern services using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes to Great Western Railway and South Western Railway services are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service in the Lewes area on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Polegate and between Lewes and Polegate / Seaford, closing the lines.

Saturday

London Victoria to Eastbourne / Ore services will be diverted via Brighton and terminate at Lewes, calling additionally at Preston Park and Brighton.

Brighton to Ashford International services will run between Hastings and Ashford International.

Brighton to Ore services will run between Polegate and Ore.

Brighton to Seaford services will run between Brighton and Lewes.

Additional services will run between Polegate and Hastings / Ore.

You may use the following replacement bus services to help complete your journey:

  • Haywards Heath and Lewes
  • Lewes and Polegate
  • Lewes and Seaford

Sunday

London Victoria to Eastbourne / Ore services will be diverted and terminate at Brighton.

Brighton to Ashford International services will run between Hastings and Ashford International.

Additional services will run between Polegate and Hastings / Ore.

You may use the following replacement bus services to help complete your journey:

  • Brighton and Polegate
  • Brighton and Seaford
  • Haywards Heath and Polegate
  • Haywards Heath and Plumpton
  • Lewes and Polegate
  • Plumpton and Lewes

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended service in the Redhill area on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Horley and between Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge, closing some lines.

Saturday

Gatwick Express services will run an amended timetable, trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 18 and 48 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will terminate at Reigate with replacement buses running between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Buses will also run between Reigate and Redhill.

Southern services from London Bridge / London Victoria to Tattenham Corner services will run up to 5 minutes later from Purley.

London Bridge / London Victoria to Horsham services will not call at Purley or Salfords.

A replacement bus service will run between Purley and Horley and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Thameslink services from London Bridge to Brighton will not run.

Some Bedford to Brighton services will call additionally at Balcombe.

Sunday

Gatwick Express services will run an amended timetable, trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria


Great Western Railway services between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. Trains will depart Reading up to 20 minutes earlier than usual.

Buses will run between Guildford and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 60 minutes.

Buses will also run between Guildford and Redhill.

Some buses in the morning and at night will call additional at either Reigate, Redhill or Gatwick Airport.

Southern services will be amended as follows:

  • London Bridge to Redhill / Tonbridge will not run
  • London Bridge to Horsham / Bognor Regis services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood
  • London Victoria to Brighton services departing at 32 minutes past will not run
  • London Victoria to Brighton services departing at 27 minutes past will be retimed to depart at 32 minutes past and will not call at Redhill but will call at Purley additionally
  • Brighton to London Victoria services departing at 10 minutes past will not run
  • Buses will replace trains between Purley and Horley and also between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Thameslink services will be amended as follows;

  • Trains will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. You should use the replacement bus service between Purley and Horley / Gatwick Airport operated by Southern.
  • Trains between London Bridge and Brighton will not run
  • Some Bedford to Brighton services will not run

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey with Southern using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham on Sunday 10 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Peckham Rye and Streatham / West Norwood, closing some lines.

London Bridge to Crystal Palace services will not run.

London Bridge to East Croydon services will be replaced by a bus between London Bridge and Streatham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service in the Sutton area on Sunday 10 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between West Croydon / Streatham and Epsom / Epsom Downs and between Cheam and Leatherhead, closing the lines.

From 00:50 until 09:20:

London Victoria to Dorking services will not run. you should use the replacement bus running between West Croydon and Dorking.

London Victoria to Sutton services will terminate at West Croydon with a replacement bus running from West Croydon to Sutton.

After 09:20 London Victoria to Dorking services will be replaced by a bus between Sutton and Dorking.

All day Sunday:

London Victoria to Epsom services will not run, you should use the replacement bus service between Sutton and Dorking to help complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Havant / Romsey and Eastleigh / Southampton Central / Bournemouth on Sunday 10 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Brockenhurst and Eastleigh / Fareham, closing the lines.

Trains will not run between Bournemouth / Havant and Southampton Central.

CrossCountry services will only run between Southampton Airport Parkway and Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will replace trains between Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Please allow for an extended journey time if you are travelling between any of these stations. Customers may need to change at Southampton Airport Parkway.

Great Western Railway services will not run between Southampton Central and Romsey / Eastleigh. You should use the replacement buses and alternative train services provided between these stations.

Great Western Railway services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Brighton will run between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour. Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Brighton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury. You should use alternative train services to complete your journey.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service will not run.

As a result of the engineering work some services will be retimed.

Southern services will not run between Southampton Central and Havant and Brighton to Southampton Central services will divert and terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea. You should use the replacement buses between these stations.

South Western Railway services will not run between Eastleigh and Brockenhurst / Bournemouth and also between Southampton Central and Fareham / Romsey. You should use the replacement buses and alternative train services to complete your journey.

Services between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier will be retimed,

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey with CrossCountry and Southern using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Reigate / Redhill and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 17 December

 

Station improvement work is taking place at Redhill, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be replaced by a bus between Reigate / Redhill and Gatwick Airport and may be retimed to depart earlier.

The last two services from Reading will run as a train service.

It's not yet known how Southern and Thameslink services will be affected by the engineering work.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham on Sunday 17 December

 

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central / Milbrook and Winchester / Fareham, closing some lines.

CrossCountry services will start / terminate at Southampton Central and divert not calling at Winchester and Southampton Airport. Journey times will be extended by one hour. You should change at Southampton Central for services to Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. You should use the replacement buses to complete your journey.

Great Western Railway services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Brighton will run only between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Westbury. Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Brighton will run only between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury. You should use alternative train services to complete your journey.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will not run. You should use the alternative train services provided.

South Western Railway services will be replaced by buses between Eastleigh / Fareham and Southampton Central with some additional services calling at Southampton Airport Parkway.

South Western Railway customers for Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh are able to use Great Western Railway services.

It's not yet known how Southern will be affected by the engineering work.

Check before you travel:

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Southern changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

For CrossCountry services, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Southern service to and from London Bridge on Saturday 23 December until 09:50

 

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Norwood Junction, closing all lines.

Saturday 23 December until 09:50

The following alterations will apply to the service:

  • London Bridge to Beckenham Junction services are replaced by buses between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.
  • London Bridge to Caterham services are cancelled.
  • London Bridge to Horsham services will operate between East Croydon and Horsham only.
  • London Bridge to Tattenham Corner services will operate between Purley and Tattenham Corner only.
  • London Bridge to Uckfield services will operate between Norwood Junction and Oxted only. Buses are running between London Bridge and Norwood Junction.
  • London Bridge to West Croydon services will operate between Tulse Hill and West Croydon only. Buses are running between London Bridge and West Croydon.

Additional Information:

If you are travelling to and from Caterham, you should use alternative Southern services available.

If you are travelling to and from Horsham, you should change at East Croydon and use alternative Southern services.

If you are travelling to and from Tattenham Corner, you should use alternative Southern services between London Bridge and Purley.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended service in the Redhill area from Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January

 

Platform improvement work at Redhill is taking place from Saturday until the end of the day Monday, closing some lines.

Please note, no train services are scheduled to run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Great Western Railway

Buses will operate every hour between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 25 minutes.

Buses will also operate between Reigate and Redhill, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Some early morning / late night buses will run earlier than normal to maintain connections.

Southern

Trains between London Bridge / London Victoria and Horsham / Bognor Regis will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses will operate between Purley and Horley.

Trains between London Victoria / Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge will not run. Buses will run between Redhill and Tonbridge / Reigate.

From Sunday 24 December, London Victoria to Brighton (via Redhill) services will not call at Redhill but will call additionally at Purley and Horley and a reduced service will run between London Victoria and Brighton.

Thameslink

Trains will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. Buses are operating between Purley and Horley for passengers requiring intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

It may be necessary to leave Gatwick Airport up to 25 minutes earlier than usual to maintain connection times at Reigate.

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey with Southern and Thameslink using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Travelling on Southern over the Christmas week

 

Customers please note the following amendments to train services over the Christmas week:-

24 December - From 19:00 a reduced service will operate with an earlier end of service.

25 December - No service.

26 December - No service.

27 to 29 December - An amended service will operate.

31 December - An amended service will operate.

1 January - A Sunday service will operate on all Southern routes on New Year's Day subject to engineering work.Customers please note the following amendments to train services over the Christmas week:-

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 24 December until 10:00

 

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Caterham / Tattenham Corner, closing some lines on Sunday 24 December until 10:00.

Services between London and Caterham / Tattenham Corner will terminate at South Croydon.

Replacement buses will run between Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham from Sunday 24 December to Monday 1 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham, closing all lines.

Buses are replacing trains between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham until the end of the day on Monday 1 January.

CrossCountry services will start / terminate at Southampton Central and divert not calling at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by approximately 40 minutes. Buses are operating between Eastleigh and Southampton Central. Customers should change at Southampton Central for services to Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway services between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, via Chandlers Ford (calling additionally) not calling at Southampton Central.

Buses are operating between Southampton Central and Fareham.

Great Western Railway services that usually run between Cardiff Central and Brighton will run only between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Westbury. Some services between Bristol Temple Meads and Brighton will run only between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury. You should use alternative train services to complete your journey.

Trains will run to an amended timetable with some services being re-timed or cancelled.

South Western Railway

Sunday 24 to Friday 29 December, buses will replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central with some buses extended from / to Fareham.

Saturday 30 to Monday 1 January, buses will operate between Fareham and Southampton Central

Buses are also running between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Trains to and from Eastleigh / Southampton and Fareham will be re-timed and run at a reduced frequency.

South Western Railway customers for Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh are able to use Great Western Railway services which are diverting via Chandlers Ford.

As a result of this engineering work trains between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier will be re-timed.

Southern services which usually run between Brighton and Southampton Central will be diverted to Portsmouth & Southsea. Trains will not call at Cosham, Fareham and Swanwick. Passengers should use South Western Railway services between Havant and Southampton Central.

Check before you travel:

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway and Southern changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service in the Redhill area on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Reigate and Earlswood, closing the line between these stations.

Great Western Railway

Buses will operate every hour between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 25 minutes.

Buses will also operate between Reigate and Redhill, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Some early morning / late night buses will run earlier than normal to maintain connections and will operate via Redhill.

Southern and Thameslink

If you are travelling with Southern or Thameslink, it is not yet known how services will be affected.

Check before you travel:

It may be necessary to leave Gatwick Airport up to 15 minutes earlier than usual to maintain connection times at Reigate.

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended service between Southampton Central and Eastleigh / Fareham on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January

 

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Eastleigh, closing lines via Southampton Airport Parkway.

CrossCountry

Trains will divert via Andover and Romsey and will not call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Durham to Southampton Central trains will terminate at Reading.

Great Western Railway

Trains will be diverted to run via Romsey, Eastleigh and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central. Trains will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh. Trains which usually start at Southampton Central will be amended to start at an alternative location such as Salisbury or Westbury.

Customers for Southampton Central should change at Romsey or Salisbury.

Trains to and from Brighton will also be amended with some services cancelled, or starting at an alternative station such as Warminster and Portsmouth Harbour.

Road transport will run for customers between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Eastleigh.

On Sunday, trains will be additionally amended between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa. More details can be found on our Engineering Work page.

South Western Railway

On Saturday, road transport will run between Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Some buses will be extended to run to Eastleigh.

On Sunday, road transport will run between Southampton Central and Eastleigh.

Road transport will also run between Southampton Central and Fareham throughout the weekend.

Southern

It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected.

Ticket acceptance:

Great Western Railway tickets will be accepted on South Western Railway services between Salisbury, Romsey and Southampton Central. Tickets will also be accepted on Southern services to and from Brighton and South Coast stations such as Worthing and Barnham.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.