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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?

To help plan your journey in advance, we have worked with our industry partners to upload the dates and locations of planned engineering works into the engineering works calendar below.

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. Due to the volume of jointly agreed engineering work taking place to improve the network, Network Rail and Southern will be confirming timetables closer to the date of travel. Wherever possible we've highlighted those affected journeys in our journey planner using a warning alert.

You can still book tickets in advance and our Advance fares are available up until the day before travel. If you buy a ticket in advance and the journey is changed then you can either check how the service has been changed and continue to travel or apply for a refund.

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

Amended trains between Bedford / Three Bridges / Lewes and Brighton on Sunday 22 September

Date:
22 September - 22 September 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Victoria and Brighton and between Brighton and Seaford / Hastings Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and London Charing Cross / London Bridge, closing some lines and also between Preston Park / Lewes and Brighton, closing the line.

Southern

Trains between London Victoria and Brighton are diverted between Preston Park and Brighton via Hove.

Trains to Brighton will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes after leaving Preston Park.

Trains from Brighton will depart 20 minutes earlier than normal.

Some trains will call additionally at Balcombe, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Preston Park.

Trains between Brighton and Seaford / Hastings are replaced by buses between Brighton and Lewes.

Thameslink

Trains will run between Bedford and Three Bridges. Please note that due to engineering work taking place in the London Bridge area, these trains will be diverted and will not stop at London Bridge. 

Customers should use Southern trains between Three Bridges and Brighton to complete your journey.

A reduced service will operate between Bedford and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 22 September

Date:
22 September - 22 September 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Bridge and Caterham / Tattenham Corner

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

As a result, buses will replace trains between:

  • Purley and Caterham.
  • Purley and Tattenham Corner.

Customers to / from Purley Oaks should use Sanderstead station instead, which is within walking distance.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

No evening / morning trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

Date:
21 September - 22 September 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between East Croydon / Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction from 20:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, and from 21:00 on Sunday, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central between 20:00 on Saturday and 12:00 on Sunday, and again after 21:00 on Sunday.

Customers should use Southern services to / from London Victoria, London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston, and London Northwestern Railway 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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September

Date:
21 September - 22 September 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between Redhill and Tonbridge

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Tonbridge, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.


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