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Planned Changes to Train Times

Details of planned engineering works on the Southern network.

Planned engineering work

  • To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on the Southern network
  • Work normally takes place at weekends or after 10 pm – but occasionally services are impacted at other times
  • Information will be available here as soon as it is available
  • Please check before travelling, and see our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information

Planning a journey or buying a ticket in advance?

Due to Coronavirus, planning engineering work is harder than usual. This means online journey planners, such as National Rail Enquiries, may only be updated with works close to when they are due to happen. To find out more simply click the date that you wish to travel on the calendar below to get the full details of planned works as well as if these works have been uploaded to online journey planners.

  • The furthest date that engineering work alterations have been included in online journey planners is available here
  • The furthest date Advance Fares have been released for is available here.
  • Visit our Coronavirus page for current travel advice.

Always check before you travel using our Journey planner, National Rail Enquiries or download our On Track App.

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Planned engineering work for Today

Date:
18 April - 18 April 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction, resulting in the closure of some lines.

There will no Southern trains all day between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.

Customers can use:

Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston.

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Date:
18 April - 18 April 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between London Victoria and Sutton / West Croydon 

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Norwood Junction, resulting in the closure of some lines.

All day on Sunday buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

4 buses per hour will operate between Balham and West Croydon, calling at Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction and West Croydon.

Trains that normally run between London Victoria and West Croydon will not operate.

There will be a reduced level of service between London Bridge and Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Date:
18 April - 18 April 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth HarbourSouthern between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth HarbourSouth Western Railway between London Waterloo / Southampton Central / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour

Engineering work is taking place between Hilsea and Cosham until 10:15 and between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour all day on Sunday, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will terminate / start at Portsmouth & Southsea.

Customers should use South Western Railway rail replacement services between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. 

South Western Railway:

Until 10:15 -

Trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth stations will terminate at Fareham.

Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will operate to an amended timetable with trains terminating / starting from Havant.

All day -

Buses will operate between Fratton / Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern:

Until 10:15 on Sunday buses will replace trains between Havant and Portsmouth & Southsea.

No trains will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth |Harbour on Sunday.

Customers can use South Western Railway Buses between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Services between London Victoria and Portsmouth |Harbour will start / terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea.

Services between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Fratton.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Date:
17 April - 18 April 2021 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between Hastings / Eastbourne and Ashford International

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Buses will replace trains all weekend between Hastings and Ore / Ashford International.

1 bus per hour will operate between Hastings and Ore.

1 bus per hour will operate between Hastings and Ashford International, this service will call at Ore, Three Oaks Winchelsea, Rye, Appledore and Ham Street.

London Victoria to Ore services will call additionally at Normans Bay and now terminate at Hastings.

Ore to Brighton services will now start at Hastings.

Eastbourne to Ashford International services will not operate.

Brighton to Ore services will terminate at Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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