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London Victoria closures

Major works at London Victoria station in 2021

Network Rail are modernising 1980s track and signalling on the lines into London Victoria station. There will be closures to the station and changes to the Southern services that use it.

For you this means you will need to make different journeys on some dates.

You can read more about the works and the benefits at

Upcoming closures

There will be no trains between East Croydon and London Victoria on:

  • Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 October
  • Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 November

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Further dates will be added as and when they are confirmed. Changes for some of the above dates may not yet be showing in journey planners or on our planned engineering works page. Please check again closer to your travel date.

Christmas 2021

  • Saturday 25 December 2021 – Sunday 2 January 2022 – 9-day closure

Christmas 2022

  • Sunday 25 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023 – 9-day closure

How will this affect my journey?

Most trains will be diverted to London Bridge, and limited rail replacement bus services will run between East Croydon and Clapham Junction for local journeys.

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following routes

  • South Western Railway between Clapham Junction / Vauxhall and London Waterloo
  • London Buses between:
    • London Victoria and Clapham Junction
    • Balham and Streatham Hill
  • Tube services between:
    • London Victoria and Balham / Clapham Junction / Vauxhall / London Bridge / Euston
    • London Bridge and Canada Water
  • London Overground between Canada Water and Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon and between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

Planned and unplanned closures may affect alternative routes. Please check other operators’ websites for up-to-date information.

Please follow the latest Government advice and always check every journey before you travel at