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Planned engineering work for Today

Amended evening / morning trains in the Streatham Hill area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February

Date:
18 February - 22 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Victoria and London Bridge, and also between London Bridge and Crystal Palace

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill / Tulse Hill and Beckenham Junction / Norwood Junction, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:56 London Victoria to London Bridge service will terminate at Streatham Hill. A replacement bus will run from Streatham Hill to London Bridge via Sydenham.
  • The 23:58 London Bridge to London Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Norwood Junction. A replacement bus will run from Sydenham to Streatham Hill.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service will terminate at Tulse Hill. A replacement bus will run between Tulse Hill and Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

No evening / morning trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February

Date:
18 February - 22 February 2019 11:59 PM

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

Engineering work is taking place at Watford Junction, closing some lines.

As a result, no Southern trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central between 20:00 and 06:00 each night, from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Valid tickets can be used on London Overground / London Northwestern Railway between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February

Date:
18 February - 22 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Between London Victoria / Brighton and Eastbourne / Ore

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines from 23:15 each evening until 05:30 the following morning.

Buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International.

Please check back closer to the time for further details of how the service will be impacted.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

 

Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February

Date:
16 February - 24 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton Southern between London Victoria / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ore Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

No trains will call at the following stations:

  • Balcombe
  • Haywards Heath
  • Wivelsfield
  • Burgess Hill
  • Hassocks
  • Preston Park
  • Plumpton
  • Cooksbridge

Train services between Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Angmering and London Victoria will be diverted to run via Littlehampton. Customers travelling from Eastbourne to London should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services (Monday to Friday only).

Services between Brighton and Seaford/Eastbourne/Hastings and between Brighton and Littlehampton/Bognor Regis/Portsmouth/Southampton and services via the Arun Valley (via Crawley, Horsham, Arundel) will run to an amended timetable.

There will be no through services between Eastbourne and London. Customers should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services.

Services on other routes may be amended or busier than normal.

Additional information:

Full travel advice, including how to check the best route for your journey, can be found here.

You can also view images of the work being undertaken.

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.

Project Information:

The improvement project is focussing on the southern end of the Brighton Main Line between Three Bridges and Brighton. Major engineering work is planned for the Victorian-era tunnels at Balcombe, Clayton and Haywards Heath and the railway which runs through them.

Network Rail are stemming leaks into the tunnels and improving drainage, while the third rail power supply and signalling are also being replaced or upgraded.

To check for future disruptions visit the planned engineering works page.

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  • Purley: Lifts out of order

    The lifts will be out of order between the subway and platform 4 & 5 from now until further notice at Purley station.
    Additional Information:
    This affects northbound services towards East Croydon and southbound services towards Brighton,Caterham and Tattenham Corner. Please speak to station staff for further assistance.

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