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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 24th December 2019

Southern Christmas and New Year Travel Summary

24 December 2019 - 1 January 2020 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
All Southern routes

For Southern, the following alterations will apply from Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January:

Tuesday 24 December (Christmas Eve), from approximately 19:00, a reduced service will start to operate with no trains running after 23:00.

Wednesday 25 December (Christmas Day), there will be no service.

Thursday 26 December (Boxing Day), trains will run on the following routes only and to a revised time table:

  • London Victoria and Brighton.
  • London Victoria and Three Bridges.
  • London Victoria and Sutton via Selhurst and West Croydon.
  • London Victoria and East Croydon via Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction.

Friday 27 December, a revised Saturday timetable will be in operation.

Saturday 28 December, a normal timetable will be in operation.

Sunday 29 December, a normal timetable will be in operation.

Monday 30 December, a revised timetable will be in operation

Tuesday 31 December, an amended timetable will operate.

Additional late night services will run between London Victoria and East Croydon via Selhurst and Norbury until 05:05 on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday 1 January, an amended timetable will operate.

Customers please note that on some days engineering work is taking place which will further affect the timetable. Further information regarding engineering work can be found here.

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