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Planned Changes to Train Times

Details of planned engineering works on the Southern network.

  • 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

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Planned engineering work for 22nd December 2018

Major improvement work at London Victoria from Sunday 23 December to until 04:00 Wednesday 2 January

22 December 2018 - 2 January 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
All Gatwick Express / Southern routes from / to London Victoria

Major improvement work is taking place renewing the track at Battersea Pier Junction to improve reliability around the London Victoria area.

Most trains will divert to run to / from London Bridge.

No Gatwick Express services will run. Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between Clapham Junction and London Victoria. 

All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy. Please avoid Clapham Junction if possible.

Southeastern trains are not affected by this engineering work.

Ticket acceptance

Customers can use London Underground between London Victoria and London Bridge / London Black Friars / Balham / Vauxhall.

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction.

Southeastern / Thameslink trains are not affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Friday the 28 December, using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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