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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 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service Monday 20 to Friday 24 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Plumpton and Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run from Eastbourne to Hastings calling at all stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 20 and Friday 24 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton from 00:40 until 05:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

Thameslink

The 21:52 and 22:22 Monday to Wednesday Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. The 00:10 Tuesday to Thursday Brighton to Bedford service will start at Three Bridges.

A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 Hastings on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey Bay and St Leonards Warrior Square, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

On Sunday, buses are extended to run from / to Polegate.

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.

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.

No trains between Streatham and Sutton or Wimbledon via Mitcham Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon, closing the line via Mitcham Junction.

Customer Advice:

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Streatham and Epsom / Epsom Downs. An hourly shuttle service will operate between Epsom and Horsham.

Thameslink will run 2 trains per hour will operate to / from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton and local TfL buses between Sutton and Wimbledon.

Ticket acceptance:

Southern customers may use South West Trains services between Epsom and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys between Streatham and Sutton, you can plan your journey 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.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 26 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Train services will not call at stations between Purley and Horley. Customers should us the replacement bus service between these stations.

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 Bognor Regis on Sunday 26 February

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barnham and Bognor Regis, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

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 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill from 23:50 until 04:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run at 00:24 from Eastbourne to 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 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewes and Hampden Park from 00:15 until 05:05, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service will terminate at Lewes. A bus will run from 01:26 from Lewes to Eastbourne calling at Polegate, Hampden Park and Eastbourne.

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 Horsham and Ford each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:05 each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted between Three Bridges and Ford, calling additionally at Haywards Heath.

The 21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges service will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath and Three Bridges.

The 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Horsham.

The 22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges service will not run.

A bus will run from Barnham to Horsham at 22:26, calling at all stations except Ford.

A bus will run from Barnham to Three Bridges at 22:57, calling at all stations except Ford and Faygate.

Buses will run from Horsham to Chichester at 22:59 and 23:39, calling at all stations.

Buses will run from Horsham to Bognor Regis at 23:00 and 23:40, calling at stations to Arundel then Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Friday

An additional service will run at 00:09 from Horsham to Three Bridges, calling at Littlehaven, Ifield and Crawley.

A bus will run from Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea at 01:02, calling at all stations except Hilsea.

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 Littlehampton on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brighton and Littlehampton, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Brighton and Littlehampton.

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.

Trains are unable to call at Coulsdon South or Merstham on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains will not call at Coulsdon South or Merstham. Customers are advised to use the replacement bus service operated by Southern for these stations.

A reduced train service will also run between London and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

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 Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

 

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

Customer Advice:

London Overground

No trains will run between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia and a reduced service will run between Kensington Olympia and Willesden Junction.

You should use local buses between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia on any reasonable route.

Southern

No trains will run between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

You should use Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria then London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston (Euston Square) and then London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction.

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.

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Wivelsfield and Lewes on Sunday 5 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Trains between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore will be diverted via Brighton, not calling at Plumpton and Cooksbridge. Buses will run between Haywards Heath and Plumpton and between 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.

Project Information:

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

No trains at Lewes on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Polegate / Seaford, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Haywards Heath and Polegate / Lewes and Polegate and between Lewes and Seaford.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Haywards Heath and Polegate / Brighton and Polegate and between Brighton and Seaford.

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 Chichester and Portsmouth Harbour until 12:30 Sunday 12 March

 

Until 12:30, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chichester and Havant closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Chichester and Portsmouth Harbour.

Ticket Acceptance

Customers may also use South West Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central.

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 Redhill and Tonbridge on Sunday 12 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains 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.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 12 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton. Trains will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood. A replacement bus service will operate between Purley and Horley calling at all stations.

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 trains between London Bridge and Streatham via Tulse Hill on Sunday 12 March

 

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

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham (via Tulse Hill).

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 early morning trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton each morning from 00:40 until 05:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / 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.

Buses replace overnight trains between Lewes and Seaford / Polegate from 22:00 Saturday 18 March

 

From 22:00 to 06:00, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Lewes and Seaford / Polegate closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace overnight trains between Lewes and Seaford / Polegate.

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 and Sutton on Sunday 19 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink trains to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use TfL buses between Wimbledon and Sutton and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Southern replacement buses will run between Streatham and Epsom via Mitcham Junction and also between West Croydon and Sutton.

Trains will not run between Epsom and Dorking, customers should use South West Trains.

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 Brighton / Lewes on Sunday 19 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing the line between these stations

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling with Thameslink, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

if you are travelling with Southern, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

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.

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 early morning trains between Three Bridges and Worthing / Brighton on Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 March

 

Between 00:14 and 04:00 each morning, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Haywards Heath and Preston Park

Customer Advice:

Tuesday to Friday

From 00:14 each morning, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Worthing / Brighton.

Additionally the 22:32 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Chichester is 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.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Preston Park / Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday:

  • Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and City Thameslink only
  • There will be no Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton
  • Bedford to Three Bridges services will run normally
  • Gatwick Express services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only
  • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
  • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
  • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

On Sunday:

  • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and Three Bridges only
  • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run
  • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
  • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
  • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be accepted on the alternative transport provided.

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 Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and West Croydon / Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking / Epsom will be replaced by buses between West Croydon / Streatham and Sutton / Epsom.

Thameslink services to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use London Buses between Sutton and Wimbledon and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

Your Southern ticket will be accepted on South West Trains services between Epsom and Dorking.

Your Thameslink ticket will be accepted on London Buses and the Southern buses.

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 between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

There will be no London Overground services between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction. Customers should use London Buses between these stations

It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected by this engineering work.

Ticket acceptance:

Your London Overground ticket will be accepted on London Buses on any reasonable route.

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner / Caterham on Sunday 26 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between South Croydon and Tattenham Corner / Caterham, closing the lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner / Caterham.

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 Three Bridges and Brighton between 01:00 and 05:00 each night from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing the lines.

The following services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton:

Monday - Thursday

23:32 London Victoria - Brighton

Tuesday to Friday

01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton

03:50 Brighton to London Victoria

An additional service will run from Brighton to Worthing at 02:02.

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.

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.

Amended service between London Bridge / New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Croydon / Dalston Junction and Crystal Palace, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

London Overground until 08:30 on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday, no London Overground trains will operate between Clapham Junction, New Cross and New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction and Highbury and Islington.

Customers should use local buses and London Underground services via all reasonable routes.

All weekend there will be no service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon. Customers should use the Southern rail replacement buses between London Bridge and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

All weekend Southern, trains between London Bridge and West Croydon / East Croydon / Crystal Palace via Sydenham are replaced by buses between London Bridge and Norwood Junction

On Saturday, trains between London Victoria to London Bridge are diverted to terminate / start at Tattenham Corner and will not call at stations between Crystal Palace and London Bridge.

On Sunday Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace are extended to terminate / start from Tattenham Corner.

Trains between London Bridge and Tonbridge will run between Redhill and Tonbridge. Customers should use other replacement buses / trains between London Bridge and Redhill

Trains between London Bridge and Uckfield will run between East Croydon and Uckfield.

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, 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.

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 Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction on Sunday 2 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction, closing all lines.

Thameslink trains will not run between Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Services that usually run between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run between Luton and Wimbledon via Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Tulse Hill and Sutton.

Check before you travel:

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

These changes for Southern 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 between Three Bridges and Brighton on Sunday 2 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath (until 07:20) and between Preston Park and Brighton (from 07:20 until the end of service), closing some lines.

Until 07:20, Thameslink services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

From 07:20 until the end of service, Thameslink services will be replaced by buses between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

Southern services will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Hove.

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.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Billingshurst on Sunday 9 March

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Billingshurst, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

A rail replacement bus service will run between Three Bridges and Billingshurst.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 services between London Victoria / London St Pancras International and Three Bridges on Sunday 9 April

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Battersea Park and Balham and also between Selhurst and Purley closing various lines.

These engineering works have resulted in a reduction in line capacity from and to London Victoria.

Customer Advice:

Gatwick Express trains will run a reduced service as follows:

Until 06:00, buses replace trains throughout.

From 06:00, trains will depart London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past and from Gatwick Airport at 20 minutes and 50 minutes past the hour.

Southern will run a reduced service between London Victoria and Brighton / Epsom via Mitcham Junction.

Trains between London Victoria and Caterham will run between Purley and Caterham. Customers should use other trains between London Victoria and Purley.

Trains between London Bridge and Tonbridge will run between Redhill and Tonbridge. Customers should use other trains between London Victoria and Redhill.

Thameslink trains service between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run.

Trains between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe and Preston Park.

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 overnight Southern trains from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April

 

Network Rail is carrying out late night engineering work at various locations closing various lines on the Southern network.

Customer Advice:

From approximately 21:00 each night, trains will not call at Earlswood or Salfords.

Buses will run between Redhill and Three Bridges calling at Earlswood, Salfords, Horley and Gatwick Airport.

22:47 London Victoria to Hastings is replaced by a bus 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 West Croydon and Epsom Downs from Friday 14 to Monday 17 April

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between West Croydon and Epsom Downs closing the line.

Customer Advise

Buses replace trains between West Croydon and Epsom Downs.

On Sundays, trains don't run to Epsom Downs, but buses will still replace trains between 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 Barnham and Bognor Regis on Sunday 16 April

 

Until 09:20, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Barnham and Bognor Regis and also between Ford and Littlehampton closing all lines

After 09.30 the engineering work is only between Barnham and Bognor Regis closing the line.

Customer Advice

Until 09:20, buses replace trains between Littlehampton and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

After 09:20, buses replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

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 trains to or from London Victoria on Sunday 16 April

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Balham closing all lines.

No trains will run to or from London Victoria.

Customer Advice

Gatwick Express

No trains will run. Customers should use Southern trains between London Bridge and Gatwick Express. Overnight trains are replaced by buses between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Southern

Buses replace trains between London Victoria and Streatham Hill / East Croydon.

Most Southern trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

Trains to / from Caterham will run between Purley and Caterham.

Trains to / from Tonbridge will run between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Trains to / from Tattenham Corner will run between Selhurst and Tattenham Corner.

Trains to / from East Croydon are diverted to terminate / start from West Croydon.

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 Southern trains between Redhill and Three Bridges from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Earlswood and Three Bridges, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Train services are unable to call at Earlswood and Salfords. A replacement bus will run between Redhill and Three Bridges, calling at all stations.

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 via Lewes on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April

 

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

All weekend buses replace trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes and between Lewes and Polegate / Seaford.

On Sunday buses will also replace trains between Lewes and Brighton.

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 on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April

 

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Horsham, closing all lines.

Over the weekend buses 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.

Buses replace trains between Balham and Norwood Junction via Crystal Palace on Sunday 23 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Balham and Norwood Junction via Crystal Palace, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Balham and Norwood Junction via Crystal Palace.

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 between London Victoria and Brighton on Sunday 23 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

There will be a reduced service between London Victoria and Brighton.

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 on Sunday 23 April until 16:00

 

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Wembley Central, closing all lines.

Until approximately 16:00, trains will not operate between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

Customers are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston and London Midland between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys between London Victoria and London Euston you can plan your journey 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.

Buses replace trains each night from 22:00 between Dorking and Horsham Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Leatherhead and Horsham, closing all lines.

From 22:13 buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / 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.

Buses replace overnight Southern services between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work overnight between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne.

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 via Lewes from Saturday 29 April until Monday 1 May

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Seaford / Polegate, closing all lines.

Customer advice

All weekend buses replace trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes and between Lewes and Polegate / Seaford.

On Sunday buses will also replace trains between Lewes and Brighton.

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 Southern services to / from London Bridge from Saturday 29 to Monday 1 May

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between London Bridge and Tulse Hill / New Cross Gate closing some lines.

Customer advice

Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham Common

The following alterations will also apply on the routes to / from London Bridge:

  • West Croydon (via Streatham Common) - trains will run half hourly between Streatham Common and West Croydon.
  • Tattenham Corner (via Crystal Palace) - trains will run half hourly between Streatham Common and Tattenham Corner.
  • London Victoria - trains will run between London Victoria and Beckenham Junction.
  • Uckfield - trains will run between East Croydon and Uckfield.

Customers travelling to / from London Bridge via Sydenham are advised to use London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water and London Overground between Canada Water and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

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 Three Bridges and Horsham from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May

 

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Horsham, closing all lines.

Customer advice

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Horsham.

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.

Reduced service between London Victoria and Brighton / Epsom / Gatwick Airport on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Balham and East Croydon closing some lines.

Customer advice

Gatwick Express trains will run half hourly as follows:

Trains will depart London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past.

Trains will depart Gatwick Airport at 20 minutes and 50 minutes past the hour.

Southern trains are reduced between London Victoria and Brighton / Epsom.

As a consequence of this engineering work, buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham Common via Peckham Rye.

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 overnight Southern trains between Redhill and Three Bridges from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 May

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work from 21:20 until 05:30 each night between Earlswood and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Train services are unable to call at Earlswood and Salfords. A replacement bus will run between Redhill and Three Bridges, calling at these stations.

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 Edenbridge and Tonbridge on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Edenbridge and Tonbridge, closing the line.

Customer advice:

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.

Buses replace trains between Streatham and Sutton on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink trains to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use TfL buses between Wimbledon and Sutton and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Southern replacement buses will run between Streatham and Epsom via Mitcham Junction and also between West Croydon and Sutton.

Trains will not run between Epsom and Dorking, customers should use South West Trains.

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 Purley and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Sunday 07 May

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Selhurst and Purley / East Grinstead / Uckfield, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Purley and East Grinstead / Uckfield.

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.

London Bridge to Tonbridge services will run between Redhill and Edenbridge, customers to use alternative services between London Bridge and Redhill.

Gatwick Express

A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate.

Trains will depart London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour.

Trains will depart Gatwick Airport at 20 minutes and 50 minutes past the hour.

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.