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Planned engineering work for Today

Amended 21:34 / 22:33 London Victoria to Bognor Regis trains on Sunday 15 December

Date:
15 December - 15 December 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
From London Victoria to Bognor Regis via Horsham

Late night engineering work is taking place between Horsham and Arundel, closing all lines.

The 21:34 / 22:33 London Victoria to Bognor Regis trains are diverted via Hove and will not call at stations via Horsham.

For station via Horsham, customers should use Thameslink trains between Three Bridges and Horsham and change for replacement buses between Horsham and Bognor Regis.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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 Southampton Central / Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday 15 December

Date:
15 December - 15 December 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Cosham on Sunday, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

Trains to / from Brighton:

No Great Western Railway services will run to / from Brighton. Customers for these services should use Great Western Railway replacement buses, and change for Southern services to / from Brighton.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern:

Buses will replace trains between Havant and Southampton Central.

Trains that normally run to / from Southampton Central will be diverted to run to / from Portsmouth & Southsea.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.

Amended service between East Croydon and Coulsdon South on Sunday 15 December

Date:
15 December - 15 December 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Lewes / Worthing / Littlehampton / Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Coulsdon South, closing some lines.

As a result, Gatwick Express will run a reduced, half hourly service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Southern services between East Croydon and Coulsdon South will be retimed, and will take longer than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Haywards Heath / Lewes and Seaford / Polegate on Sunday 15 December

Date:
15 December - 15 December 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Seaford / Eastbourne / Ashford International

Engineering work is taking place between Falmer and Lewes / Seaford, and also between Wivelsfield and Polegate, closing lines throughout the day.

Before 10:00:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Haywards Heath / Brighton and Polegate.
  • Brighton and Seaford.

After 10:00:

  • Haywards Heath and Polegate.
  • Lewes and Seaford / Polegate.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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 before 09:20 between Streatham / West Croydon and Epsom / Epsom Downs on Sunday 15 December

Date:
15 December - 15 December 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Southern between London Victoria and Sutton / Epsom Downs / Epsom / Dorking

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Epsom, and also between West Croydon and Epsom Downs, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains before 09:20 between:

  • Streatham and Epsom via Mitcham Junction.
  • West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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 Southern trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 19:30 on Saturday 14 until 12:00 on Sunday 15 December

Date:
14 December - 15 December 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 Wembley Central from 20:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday.

From 19:30 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, no Southern trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Customers can use their tickets on alternative Southern services to / from London Victoria, on London Underground between Victoria and Euston, and on 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 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.

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

Other disruptions

9 Train formation updates

  • 13:32 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 14:30

    Facilities on the 13:32 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 14:30.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 14:39 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 15:39

    Facilities on the 14:39 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 15:39.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 16:02 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 17:00

    Facilities on the 16:02 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 17:00.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 17:09 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 18:09

    Facilities on the 17:09 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 18:09.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 18:32 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 19:30

    Facilities on the 18:32 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 19:30.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 19:39 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 20:39

    Facilities on the 19:39 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 20:39.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 21:02 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 22:00

    Facilities on the 21:02 London Victoria to Epsom Downs due 22:00.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 22:09 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 23:09

    Facilities on the 22:09 Epsom Downs to London Victoria due 23:09.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 3 coaches instead of 4.

  • 23:34 London Victoria to Selhurst due 00:01

    Facilities on the 23:34 London Victoria to Selhurst due 00:01.
    This is due to a shortage of trains because of additional maintenance requirements.
    Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9.

1 Changes to train facilities

  • 13:16 London Victoria to Littlehampton due 14:56

    Facilities on the 13:16 London Victoria to Littlehampton due 14:56.
    Service full and standing from Clapham Junction. First class is declassified.

6 Station updates

  • Brighton: Reduced numbers of ticket machines are available.

    Reduced numbers of ticket machines are available.

  • Gatwick Airport: Escalators out of order

    The escalators will be out of order between Platform 3 & 4 and the concourse from 06:00 on 14/09/2019 until 23:59 on 31/12/2019 at Gatwick Airport station.
    Additional Information:
    The escalators on platform 3&4 are being replaced and are expected to reopen in late December.
    Lifts are available for passengers with luggage, and there will be additional station staff on hand to provide assistance.
    Platforms 3&4 are used by Southern services towards Victoria, as well as Thameslink services towards Bedford and Horsham.

  • Glynde: Ticket Vending Machine problem

    The ticket vending machines are out of order at Glynde station.

  • Redhill: Lifts out of order

    The lifts will be out of order between main entrance/subway and Platform 0 from now until further notice at Redhill station.
    Additional Information:
    This affects some Southern and Thameslink services towards London, some GWR services to/from Gatwick Airport and Reading and some Southern services from Reigate. Step free access is still available from the rear entrance on platform 3. Please speak to station staff for further assistance.

  • Tattenham Corner Facilities: Various changes

    At Tattenham Corner station, the following issues have been reported:
    Step free access will be unavailable from the station between platforms and the trains from now until 14:30.
    The ticket office will be closed from now until 14:30.
    Ticket Vending Machines are working correctly.

  • Watford Junction Facilities: Various changes

    At Watford Junction station, the following issues have been reported:
    Step free access will be unavailable throughout the station from now until 01/02/2020.
    The lifts will be out of order from now until 01/02/2020.
    Additional Information:
    This affects all Southern services which call at Watford Junction. Step free access is available from the London Overground platforms at Watford Junction. Please speak to station staff for further assistance.

London underground

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