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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.

Buses replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham after 22:30 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

 

Engineering work is taking place between Leatherhead and Horsham from 22:30 until 05:25 each night, closing the lines.

After 22:30, 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.

Amended Southern service between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 19:30 on Saturday 29 and on Sunday 30 July

 

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes, closing some lines.

From 19:30 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday and also after 20:00 on Sunday, Southern services will not run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

The following alternative route is available for customers travelling between these stations:

  • 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 / Milton Keynes Central.

Between 12:00 and 20:00 on Sunday, a normal service will run between South Croydon / East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Epsom and Dorking / Horsham on Saturday 29 July

 

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

Southern trains will be replaced by buses between Epsom and Dorking.

South West Trains services between London Waterloo and Dorking will not run. Customers are advised to travel on alternative train services between London Waterloo and Epsom and change for a bus connection to 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 Lewes and Seaford on Sunday 30 July

 

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

Buses will replace trains between Lewes 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.

Amended Southern services to and from London Victoria before 10:00 and after 21:30 on Sunday 30 July

 

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

From 01:20 until 06:15 on Sunday, services that usually run to and from London Victoria will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Bridge.

Buses will run between London Victoria and London Bridge / Clapham Junction and between Clapham Junction and East Croydon.

Between 06:15 and 10:00 and after 21:30, a reduced service will run between London Victoria and East Croydon.

Ticket acceptance

Your ticket will be valid on Tramlink services between East Croydon and West Croydon.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Caterham on Sunday 30 July

 

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Caterham, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Purley and Caterham.

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 before 08:10 and after 23:55 on Sunday 30 July

 

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Burgess Hill from 01:10 until 08:10 and from 23:55 until the end of service, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton:

  • From the start of service until 08:10
  • From 23:55 until the end of service

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 31 July to Thursday 3 August

 

Between 21:00 and 04:00 each night, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Southern network closing various lines.

From approximately 21:00, trains between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction will run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush.

Customers should use London Underground between Victoria and London Euston and London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction.

From approximately 21:50, buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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.

Plan ahead if you're travelling with Southern or Thameslink between Saturday 5 to Monday 28 August

 

Network Rail is carrying out major improvement work at London Waterloo. As a result of this, there will be a severely reduced South West Trains service on many routes. This will increase passenger numbers on many Southern routes and may change the route we recommend you take for your journey. If possible, you are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow longer for your journey.

Southern services from Clapham Junction to London Victoria during the evening peak.

There will be a reduced number of services from Clapham Junction to London Victoria between 16:00 and 20:00 on weekdays as certain services will not call at Clapham Junction to prevent overcrowding at the station. In general, only Mainline services (those that normally run non-stop between East Croydon and Clapham Junction) will be affected and Metro services will call as normal, however please check your journey before you travel by visiting nationalrail.co.uk and using the journey planner as detailed below

Many Southern and Thameslink services will be busier

With the significant reduction in South West Trains services. The following routes are expected to be considerably busier than usual as passengers who usually use London Waterloo seek alternative routes:

  • Thameslink or Southern services between Wimbledon and London via Tulse Hill
  • Southern services between Southampton and Portsmouth to London
  • Southern services between Dorking / Guildford and London via Epsom / Sutton


All Southern and Thameslink services to and from London are expected to be busier than usual. You are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to avoid travelling at peak times where possible. Queuing systems will be in place at some locations.

Clapham Junction station

It may be necessary to restrict access at Clapham Junction and you may have to queue to enter the station or to board connecting services. You are strongly advised to travel outside peak times from this station. If interchanging please consider alternative routes.

You are strongly advised to avoid interchanging at Clapham Junction. South West Trains services at this station will be very limited so journeys may be considerably extended. Queuing systems are expected to be in place even if you aren't interchanging with South West Trains services.

There are alternative routes between most stations that avoid Clapham Junction. Use the National Rail journey planner as detailed below to plan journeys to avoid changing at Clapham Junction.

Alternative routes if you normally change at Clapham Junction for services to London Waterloo (and vice versa)

Please consider travelling on services to London Bridge and changing for Southeastern services to/from Waterloo East*. Alternatively, use Thameslink services to Blackfriars which is a short walk from London Bridge. *Please note that there will be no Southeastern service at London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East or Charing Cross from 26 August until 2 September due to major route improvement work.

Alternative routes if you normally change at Clapham Junction for South West Trains services away from London or for London Overground services

Services on all South West Trains routes from Clapham Junction (including those away from London) will be reduced and interchange with London Overground services at Clapham Junction will take longer.

There are alternative routes between most stations that avoid Clapham Junction. Use the National Rail journey planner as detailed below to plan journeys to avoid changing at Clapham Junction.

How to plan a journey and get fares so that you avoid Clapham Junction

To plan your journey to avoid Clapham Junction, visit nationalrail.co.uk and use the journey planner below. Fill in the details of your journey and click on 'more options, railcards and people'. In this section, under 'Route', choose the option 'Do not change at Clapham Junction' to see suggested routes and fares.

Major work at London Bridge on all days between 26 August and 2 September

There will be no Southeastern services calling at London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East or Charing Cross between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September because of major route upgrade work. Although Southern and Thameslink services aren't altered because of this work, trains on many routes are expected to be busier. You should allow extra time for your journeys and travel outside busy times if possible. More information is available here.

Plan ahead and check back before you travel

We will keep you advised here if anything changes and it is vital for you to continue to do so. You should plan your route well in advance by using the journey planner, noting bulletins (an exclamation mark in a triangle) attached to affected services which will advise of any alternative, less busy and easier routes. See above for tips on how to plan a journey that avoids changing at Clapham Junction. If you plan to interchange other operators affected by this work, visit the dedicated pages on their website for more information:

No trains between Shepherds Bush / Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction, closing the line.

London Overground

On Saturday, services will not run between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction.

On Sunday, services will not run between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. You should use local buses via any reasonable route.

Southern services between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will not run.

On Sunday only, services will run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush.

Customers are advised to travel to London Victoria on alternative Southern services, from London Victoria to London Euston on London Underground services and use London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes / Watford.

Check before you travel:

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

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 East Croydon and East Grinstead until 09:00 on Sunday 6 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and East Grinstead, closing the line.

Until approximately 09:00, buses will replace trains between East Croydon and East Grinstead.

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 services to or from London Bridge on Sunday 6 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and New Cross Gate / Tulse Hill, closing the lines.

Southern services will not run to or from London Bridge.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • London Bridge and Tulse Hill.
  • London Bridge and West Croydon via Sydenham.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and Tattenham Corner / East Croydon / West Croydon.

Trains between London Bridge and Horsham will be diverted to start / terminate at London Victoria

Trains between London Bridge and Tonbridge will run between Redhill and Tonbridge 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.

Amended service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 6 August

 

Engineering work is taking place at Redhill, closing one of the platforms.

Great Western services between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be retimed to run slightly later than usual between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

It is not yet known if Gatwick Express, Southern or Thameslink services will be affected by this engineering work. Please check back nearer the time.

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 West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs from 23:00 until the end of service from Monday 7 to Thursday 10 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between Norwood Junction and Epsom Downs, closing the line.

From 23:00 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs. Some bus journeys will be extended to Norwood Junction.

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 London Bridge and West Croydon via Sydenham on Sunday 13 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction, closing the lines.

Southern

A rail replacement bus service will operate between London Bridge and West Croydon via Sydenham. Trains between London Bridge and Horsham will be diverted to start / terminate at London Victoria. Trains between London Bridge and Tonbridge will operate between Redhill and Tonbridge.

London Overground

No London Overground service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. A replacement bus service will start from London Bridge calling at New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace - Anerley (also for Penge West) - Norwood Junction - Selhurst - West Croydon. No trains between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - 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.

Buses replace trains between Lewes and Seaford on Sunday 13 August

 

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

Buses will replace trains between Lewes 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 Three Bridges and Billingshurst on Sunday 13 August

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Billingshurst, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Billingshurst all day.

There will be a revised Thameslink Bedford to Three Bridges service.

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 Lewes and Eastbourne from 22:15 until the end of service from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

 

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Lewes and Hampden Park, closing the line.

From 22:15 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Lewes 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 Lewes and Seaford on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August

 

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

Buses will replace trains between Lewes 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 Tulse Hill and Epsom until 09:20 Sunday 20 August

 

Until 09:20, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Streatham Common and Sutton closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Tulse Hill and Epsom with additional buses running 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 Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction on Sunday 20 August

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction closing some lines

It is not yet known how Thameslink are affected by this engineering work.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Streatham Hill and West Croydon.

Check before you travel:

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

Southern customers 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 Arundel / Angmering / Littlehampton and Bognor Regis until 09:20 Sunday 20 August

 

Until 09:20, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Arundel / Angmering / Littlehampton and Barnham closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Arundel / Angmering / Littlehampton 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 trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction until 07:00 Sunday 20 August

 

Until 07:00, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing all lines and between 07:00 and 10:00 only some lines are closed.

Until 07:00, Gatwick Express trains are replaced by buses throughout.

Between 07:00 and 10:00, trains will run half hourly between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. After 10:00 a normal service will run.

Southern trains are only affected until 07:00. Trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

Replacement buses will run between London Victoria and London Bridge / Clapham Junction / East 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 trains between Purley and Caterham on Sunday 20 August

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Caterham, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Purley and Caterham.

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 Guildford / Reigate and Redhill from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 August

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Guildford and Redhill, closing all lines.

Each night from 23:00, buses will replace trains between Guildford / Reigate and Redhill.

Great Western Railway services will be replaced by buses between Guildford and Redhill with some extended to Gatwick Airport.

The 04:34 (Tuesday - Friday) Reading to Gatwick Airport service will run later than normal to Redhill, where it will terminate. A bus will run from Redhill to Gatwick Airport.

Southern services will be replaced by buses between Redhill and Reigate.

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.

Major upgrade work at London Bridge between Saturday 26 August and Sunday 3 September: Services on some routes may be busier

 
Major route upgrade work is taking place at London Bridge between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September inclusive as part of the Thameslink programme. While the work takes place, there will be no Southeastern service at London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross. This will increase passenger numbers on some Southern and Thameslink routes. Additionally there will be significant work taking place at London Bridge leading to changes at the station between Saturday 26 August and Sunday 3 September inclusive.

Certain areas of the station will be closed so you may have to change your walking route through the station, so please allow extra time. Step free routes may also be different. Alternative routes will be signed and extra staff will be available to assist you. Access routes to the ticket office and to station toilets will be much longer than normal, so please buy your ticket in advance at other locations if possible. Ticket machines are available at the station front, but these may be very busy.

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August: Reduced Southern service at London Bridge

Work taking place at London Bridge on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August will reduce the number of platforms available and Southern services will be altered. More information is available here. Thameslink services will operate normally. Southern and Thameslink trains will serve London Bridge on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, but to an amended Bank Holiday schedule.

Monday 28 August and Sunday 3 September: No changes to Southern or Thameslink services, but services may be busier

Southern and Thameslink services will operate normally on these dates (including all working days), however the changes to Southeastern services will mean that services will be much busier than normal, particularly on the following routes:

  • Thameslink services between Sevenoaks/Orpington and London Blackfriars
  • Southern services between Peckham Rye and London Bridge
  • Southern services between East Croydon and London Bridge

The following stations are expected to be particularly busy:

  • London Blackfriars
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Peckham Rye
  • London Bridge
  • Herne Hill
  • Brockley
  • New Cross Gate

If you travel on these routes, you are advised to avoid travelling at peak time, work at home (if possible), to allow extra time for your journey or to use alternative routes where available. Visit the Thameslink Programme website for station-by-station info.

No Southeastern services calling at London Bridge

From Saturday 26 August to Saturday 2 September, there will be no Southeastern services calling at London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross. If you wish to interchange with Southeastern services, you will have to do so at another location. Please use our journey planner for details of your revised journey.

Major work at London Waterloo on all days between 4 and 28 August

Southern and Thameslink services are expected to be much busier and you should avoid interchanging at Clapham Junction between these dates. More information is available here.

Plan ahead and check back before you travel

We will keep you advised here if anything changes, so please check back for the latest info. You should plan your route well in advance by using our Journey Planner.

No trains to or from London Bridge via Sydenham on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and New Cross Gate, closing the line.

Southern services will not run to or from London Bridge via Sydenham.

Saturday

Trains that usually run between London Bridge and Tattenham Corner will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Victoria.

Trains that usually run between London Bridge and Uckfield / Horsham will be amended to run between East Croydon and Uckfield / Horsham.

A reduced service will run between Purley and Caterham.

Sunday

Trains will run between London Bridge and Tattenham Corner via Tulse Hill and Crystal Palace.

Trains that usually run between London Bridge and Horsham / Tonbridge will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Victoria.

Ticket acceptance

If you are travelling to / from stations via Sydenham, you will be able to use your ticket on London Overground services between Canada Water and Crystal Palace / West Croydon and on London Underground services between London Bridge and Canada Water.

Check before you travel:

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

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 to or from London Euston on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August

 

Network Rail is carrying out upgrade work at London Euston in preparation for your new high speed railway HS2, part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan. Further information regarding HS2 can be found here.

As a result of this upgrade work NO trains will run to / from London Euston.

To help minimise disruption to passengers, whilst the railway is closed Network Rail is also carrying out significant maintenance work between Watford Junction and London Euston

If at all possible, you are advised not to travel on Saturday and Sunday and travel on the days either side of the Bank Holiday weekend.

It is anticipated that trains on other routes will be very busy throughout the Bank Holiday.

Caledonian Sleeper
services on Friday night from Scotland to London are diverted to arrive at London Kings Cross. Sunday night trains from London will start from London Kings Cross. These services will run via the East Coast Mainline and will not call at Preston and Carlisle

London Midland
services between Northampton / Milton Keynes Central and London Euston will not run.

Trains which normally run between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston will only run as far south as Northampton.

Customers are advised to travel on the following routes:

  • On Saturday, a half hourly rail shuttle service will run between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead. Customers should then use replacement buses between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore (London Underground station) then London Underground trains to / from London.
  • On Sunday, a half hourly rail shuttle service will run between Northampton and Milton Keynes. Replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central and Stanmore (London Underground station) then London Underground trains to / from London.

For central London you can use:

  • Jubilee line between Stanmore and Wembley Park
  • Metropolitan line between Wembley Park and Euston Square

London Midland have arranged for your ticket to be accepted on London Underground services to Euston Square, Harrow & Wealdstone, Stanmore, High Barnet, Chesham, Amersham and Watford. For other stations you will need a valid Oyster card, ticket or travel card.

For more details please visit londonmidland.com/euston

London Overground services between Watford Junction and London Euston will not run. Replacement buses will run between Watford Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone. Customers should then use London Underground between Harrow & Wealdstone and Queens Park and local buses between Queens Park and London Euston (Euston Square)

Southern - On Saturday, trains will only run between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction. On Sunday there will be no service between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction.

Customers for stations between Milton Keynes Central and Shepherds Bush / Clapham Junction Should use London Midland replacement buses between Milton Keynes Central / Watford Junction and Stanmore. Then London Underground between Stanmore and London Victoria via Euston Square and Southern train to / from Clapham Junction.

Virgin Trains customers wishing to travel to / from London are advised to use the following alternative routes:

  • Glasgow Central - customers should use ScotRail between Glasgow and Edinburgh and Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross.
  • Lockerbie / Carlisle / Oxenholme - customers should travel using Northern via Carlisle and Newcastle and then Virgin Trains East Coast to / from London Kings Cross.
  • Lancaster / Preston - customers should travel via Leeds and use Virgin Trains East Coast between Leeds and London Kings Cross.
  • Manchester Piccadilly - customers should use TransPennine Express via Huddersfield and Leeds and then Virgin Trains East Coast to / from London Kings Cross
  • Liverpool / North Wales / Nuneaton - customers should travel via Nuneaton then use CrossCountry to Leicester then East Midlands Trains to / from London St Pancras International.
  • Macclesfield / Stoke-on-Trent - customers travel via Birmingham and use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.
  • Birmingham New Street - customers should use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.
  • Coventry / Rugby - customers should use CrossCountry to Leamington Spa then Chiltern Railways to London Marylebone.
  • Tamworth - customers should travel via Birmingham and use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.
  • Customers please note that train service from / to Holyhead will only run between Holyhead and Crewe until 12:00 Monday.

Virgin Trains
have arranged for your ticket to be accepted on the above routes.

Chiltern Railways

Trains will run to a revised timetable and will NOT run to / from Birmingham Snow Hill.

Train services will run between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone. As a result of this engineering work their trains will be EXTREMELY busy. Queueing systems will be in place at Birmingham Moor Street, Leamington Spa and London Marylebone

Please do not travel on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August unless absolutely necessary.

Check before you travel:

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

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

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquires Journey Planner for Chiltern Railways and Southern, please check back nearer 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.

Buses replace early morning and late night services between Polegate / Eastbourne and Hastings on Sunday 27 August

 

Engineering work is taking place between Polegate to Pevensey Bay, closing the line from 00:25 until 08:35 and from 22:40 until the end of service.

Before 08:35 and after 22:40, buses will replace trains between Polegate / 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 overnight trains between Horsham and Barnham from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 August

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Horsham and Barnham closing the line

From approximately 22:00 to 04:00 each night, buses replace trains between Horsham and Barnham.

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 Redhill on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September

 

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

Gatwick Express

A half hourly service will run as Follows:

Saturday, trains will depart London Victoria at 00 / 30 minutes past the hour and depart from Brighton at 18 /48 minutes past the hour.

Sunday, trains will depart London Victoria at 00 / 30 minutes past the hour and depart from Brighton at 20 /50 minutes past the hour.

Great Western Railway

Trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will start / terminate at Reigate. An hourly replacement bus service will operate between Reading and Gatwick Airport. A bus service will run between Reigate and Redhill.

Thameslink

Bedford to Three Bridges services will not call at Redhill. A replacement bus service will operate between Purley and Horley calling at all stations.

Southern

Trains are diverted between Purley and Salfords and will not call at stations via Redhill. Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley.

Buses will also replace trains between Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with Southern, 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 between London Bridge / New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction via Sydenham on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Bridge and East Croydon, closing some lines.

Thameslink - On Saturday, there will be no service from London Bridge to Brighton, due to this engineering work Bedford to Brighton services will call additionally at Balcombe.

London Overground - No service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: (bus starts at London Bridge) - New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace - Anerley (also for Penge West) - Norwood Junction - Selhurst - West Croydon. No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace.

Southern - Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and West Croydon via Sydenham

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with London Overground, 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 Barnham and Brighton on Sunday 3 September

 

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

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Brighton. Customers for the 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service, are advised to use Southern's replacement bus service between Brighton and Barnham, and Southern's rail service from Barnham to Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Littlehampton 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.

Amended service between Haywards Heath and Polegate, and between Brighton and Seaford on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Plumpton and Polegate, closing all lines.

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

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

No trains at Redhill on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

 

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

Gatwick Express

Trains will operate at 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

Trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will start / terminate at Reigate. An hourly replacement bus service will operate between Reading and Gatwick Airport. A bus service will run between Reigate and Redhill.

Southern

Trains will run non stop between Purley and Salfords.

Buses will run between Purley and Horley calling at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Earlswood, Salfords and Horley.

Buses will also replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Thameslink

Bedford to Three Bridges services will not call at Redhill. 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 trains between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

 

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, closing the line.

London Overground services will not run between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. You should use London Buses on any reasonable route to complete your journey.

Southern services between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will not run.

Customers are advised to travel to London Euston on London Underground services and use London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes / Watford.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Streatham Common and Sutton on Sunday 10 September

 

Until 09:30, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Mitcham Eastfields / Carshalton Beeches and Sutton. After 09:30, between Mitcham Eastfields and Sutton, closing all lines.

All day, Thameslink trains will only run between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon. Customers for stations between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction should use Southern replacement buses.

Southern trains until 09:30 are replaced by buses between Streatham Common and Epsom and between West Croydon and Sutton.

After 09:30, buses replace trains Streatham Common and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

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 London Bridge and Streatham Common via Tulse Hill on Sunday 10 September

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Peckham Rye and Tulse Hill, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham Common 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.

No trains between Haywards Heath, Seaford, Polegate and Lewes on Saturday 16 and 17 September

 

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

Trains will not run between Haywards Heath, Seaford, Polegate and Lewes.

Buses will run between:

  • Haywards Heath and Plumpton
  • Plumpton and Lewes
  • Brighton / Lewes and Seaford
  • Brighton / Lewes and 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.

No Southern service between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 21:00 on Saturday 16 until 12:00 on Sunday 17 September

 

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central, closing some lines.

From 21:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, trains that usually run between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will be amended to run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush only.

If you are travelling to Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central you should travel to London Euston on London Underground services and use London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes 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

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

Project Information:

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

No trains at Redhill on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September

 

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

Gatwick Express services will run a half hourly service between London Victoria and Brighton on Saturday, and a half hourly service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport on Sunday.

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

Southern services will run non stop between Purley and Salfords on Saturday, and between Purley and Horley on Sunday. Connecting bus services will run between Purley and Horley, calling at all stations not served by the train.

Buses will also replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. Buses will run between Purley and Gatwick Airport, calling at 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.

Amended service between London Bridge / New Cross Gate and Sydenham on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September

 

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / East Croydon / West Croydon, closing the line.

London Overground services will not run between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace.

Southern services will not run from London Bridge to East Croydon / West Croydon via Sydenham. An amended service will run from Tattenham Corner to London Bridge via Sydenham, calling at all stations. If you are at stations between Norwood Junction and London Bridge via Sydenham and want to travel towards Croydon, you should circulate via London Bridge.

On Saturday, services that usually run between London Bridge and Horsham will be amended to run between East Croydon and Horsham only. On Sunday, they will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Victoria and run to Three Bridges only.

On Saturday, services that usually run between London Bridge and Uckfield will be amended to run between East Croydon and Uckfield only.

Thameslink services will not run between London Bridge and Brighton. Services between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe.

Buses will run between:

  • London Bridge and West Croydon, calling at New Cross Gate, Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Crystal Palace, Anerley, Norwood Junction and Selhurst.
  • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace, calling at Brockley, Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill and Sydenham.

Check before you travel:

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

The bus services are not yet showing in the journey planner, please check back nearer the time.

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 service between Streatham and Sutton / West Croydon on Sunday 17 September

 

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

Advice for Southern customers:

Buses will replace trains between Streatham Common and Epsom (via Mitcham Junction) / West Croydon / Sutton.

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

Advice for Thameslink customers:

Two trains per hour will run between Luton and Wimbledon via Tooting but trains between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Mitcham Junction will be cancelled.

Buses, operated by Southern, will replace trains between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Your ticket will be valid on London Buses between Wimbledon and Sutton via St Helier.

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 service between Eastleigh and Totton / Woolston until 09:10 on Sunday 17 September

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Eastleigh and Totton / Woolston, closing all lines between the stations until approximately 09:10 on Sunday 17 September.

The 09:15 CrossCountry service from Southampton Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be revised to start at Eastleigh at 09:22 and terminate at Basingstoke. A bus will depart Southampton Central at 08:50 calling at Southampton Airport Parkway at 09:05 and arriving at Eastleigh at 09:15 to connect with the train.

Great Western Railway services will divert via Chandlers Ford, not calling at Southampton Central.

South West Trains services leaving London Waterloo after 23:00 on Saturday 16 September will terminate at Eastleigh. Replacement buses will run from Eastleigh to Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Poole.

On Sunday until 09:10, buses will replace trains Basingstoke / Eastleigh and Brockenhurst, between Eastleigh and Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Poole and between Southampton Central and Fareham / Bournemouth. Train services will be revised to start / terminate earlier in their journeys.

Buses will replace Southern services between Southampton Central and Woolston.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry or Great Western Railway, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with South West Trains or Southern, 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 Eastbourne and Hastings overnight from Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September

 

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

After 21:50, buses will replace trains 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 Sutton / Epsom Downs on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Croydon and Sutton, closing all lines.

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs.

On Sunday, buses will 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 Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 24 September

 

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley / Caterham / Tattenham Corner, closing various lines.

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton. London Victoria to Caterham / Tattenham Corner services will terminate at South Croydon. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Purley and Caterham and between Purley and Tattenham Corner. Please note services will not call at Purley Oaks. All customers are advised to use Sanderstead for trains towards London.

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 Tonbridge on Sunday 24 September

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Tonbridge area closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst
  • Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood
  • Edenbridge and Tonbridge

Some early morning trains from Hastings to London Charing Cross are replaced by buses from Hastings to Sevenoaks.

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 24 September

 

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Angmering and Brighton, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Brighton. Customers for the 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service, are advised to use Southern's replacement bus service between Brighton and Barnham, and Southern's rail service from Barnham to Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Littlehampton 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 Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October

 

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield.

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

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 / Milton Keynes Central from 21:00 on Saturday 30 September until 12:00 on Sunday 1 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Watford Junction, closing some lines.

From 21:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, trains that usually run between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will be amended to run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush only.

If you are travelling to Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central you should travel to London Euston on London Underground services and use London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground 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 London Bridge / New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction via Sydenham on Sunday 1 October

 

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

Thameslink - It is not yet known how Thameslink are affected by this engineering work.

London Overground - No service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: (bus starts at London Bridge) - New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace - Anerley (also for Penge West) - Norwood Junction - Selhurst - West Croydon. No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace.

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

If you are travelling with Thameslink, 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 Brighton and Lewes on Sunday 1 October

 

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

Buses 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 / Milton Keynes Central from 21:00 on Sunday 1 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central, closing some lines.

From 21:00, trains that usually run between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will be amended to run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush only.

If you are travelling to Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central you should travel to London Euston on London Underground services and use London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on 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 Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Two trains per hour will run between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon.

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 Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Preston Park / Lewes, closing the line.

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

A reduced Southern service will run between London Victoria and Brighton via Littlehampton.

Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run.

Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and City Thameslink 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.

No Southern service between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction until 16:00 on Sunday 8 October

 

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

Until 16:00 on Sunday, trains that usually run between East Croydon and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will be amended to run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush only.

If you are travelling between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction, you are advised to use to following services:

  • Alternative Southern services between 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

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

Project Information:

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

No late trains at Earlswood and Salfords from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 October

 

Each night between 21:00 and 05:00, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Redhill and Horley closing some lines.

Trains will not call at Earlswood and Salfords. Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Three Bridges 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.

Amended 23:04 London Bridge to Uckfield from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 October

 

Network Rail is carrying out early morning engineering work between Oxted and Uckfield closing the line.

The 23:04 London Bridge to Uckfield is replaced by a bus between Oxted and Uckfield.

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 East Croydon and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

 

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Earlswood, closing the line.

Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run. Trains between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe. On Sunday, these services will also call additionally at Preston Park.

It is not yet known how Gatwick Express or Southern services will be affected. Please check back nearer the time.

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.