Why is this happening?
The works are planned to replace old track and signalling with modern and more reliable equipment and to carry out work at stations. This will improve journeys on two routes in the Arun Valley, as well as the wider region by reducing delays and helping to make our services more reliable.
When is it happening?
There will be closures of all lines through Horsham on:
- Sunday 11 July
- Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July
- Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
- Nine days between Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 August including weekdays
- Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 September
- Sunday 3 October
What area is impacted?
The works will mean that no trains can run on the Arun Valley line between Three Bridges and Barnham via Horsham and Arundel, nor on the line between Dorking and Horsham. Replacement buses will run between Littlehampton and Three Bridges via Horsham and between Horsham and Dorking. During the weekday closure from 16 to 20 August a limited train service will run between Crawley and Three Bridges.
What does this mean for my journey?
Details of the revised service up to early August can now be found in the National Rail journey planner here.
Longer distance rail services such as from Portsmouth & Southsea or Chichester that would normally use the Arun Valley line will be diverted via Hove and the Brighton Main Line.
The station car parks at Arundel and Crawley will also be closed on all the dates listed above.
We’ve timed these works for the Summer holidays when fewer people are travelling, and where some may be more flexible with their travel plans.
Where can I find more information?
You can read more about the works at www.networkrail.co.uk/ArunValley