Changes to train times

 

Southern services during Christmas and New Year 2017/18

Please find below a day-by-day summary of the services that Southern will be running over the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period.

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Saturday 23 December

 

Engineering work will take place between Purley and Earlswood. London Bridge to Horsham services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley, and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Saturday morning services will be disrupted by engineering work between London Bridge and Norwood Junction.

Sunday 24 December

 

From 19:00, trains will operate at a reduced frequency. Many Southern services will also finish earlier than usual.

Monday 25 December

 

No service.

Tuesday 26 December

 

No Southern trains will operate on Boxing Day.

A limited Gatwick Express bus service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only, please allow extra time for your journey and seek alternative routes if possible. Queuing systems will be in place at both London Victoria and Gatwick Airport and you may not be able to board the first bus.

Wednesday 27 December

 

Southern will be operating a reduced Saturday service, with additional service enhancements running at peak times.

Engineering work between Purley and Earlswood. There will be no train service at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Reigate, Earlswood, or at stations between Redhill and Tonbridge. Buses will serve these stations and journey times considerably extended. Services between London, Gatwick and the coast will continue to operate, but to a reduced frequency. Great Western Railway services will continue to operate between Reigate and Reading, but buses will replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. Southern services to/from Southampton Central will be diverted to Portsmouth & Southsea. Customers for stations between Cosham and Southampton should change at Fratton and use Great Western Railway and South Western Railway services to complete their journey. Buses will replace all trains between Woolston and Southampton Central, but rail connections will be available via Eastleigh. Between 09:00 and 19:00 a limited Southern train service will operate to/from Fareham and Woolston.

Thursday 28 December

 

Southern will be operating a reduced Saturday service, with additional service enhancements running at peak times.

Engineering work between Purley and Earlswood. There will be no train service at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Reigate, Earlswood, or at stations between Redhill and Tonbridge. Buses will serve these stations and journey times considerably extended. Services between London, Gatwick and the coast will continue to operate, but to a reduced frequency. Great Western Railway services will continue to operate between Reigate and Reading, but buses will replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. Southern services to/from Southampton Central will be diverted to Portsmouth & Southsea. Customers for stations between Cosham and Southampton should change at Fratton and use Great Western Railway and South Western Railway services to complete their journey. Buses will replace all trains between Woolston and Southampton Central, but rail connections will be available via Eastleigh. Between 09:00 and 19:00 a limited Southern train service will operate to/from Fareham and Woolston.

Friday 29 December

 

Southern will be operating a reduced Saturday service, with additional service enhancements running at peak times.

Engineering work between Purley and Earlswood. There will be no train service at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Reigate, Earlswood, or at stations between Redhill and Tonbridge. Buses will serve these stations and journey times considerably extended. Services between London, Gatwick and the coast will continue to operate, but to a reduced frequency. Great Western Railway services will continue to operate between Reigate and Reading, but buses will replace trains between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. Southern services to/from Southampton Central will be diverted to Portsmouth & Southsea. Customers for stations between Cosham and Southampton should change at Fratton and use Great Western Railway and South Western Railway services to complete their journey. Buses will replace all trains between Woolston and Southampton Central, but rail connections will be available via Eastleigh. Between 09:00 and 19:00 a limited Southern train service will operate to/from Fareham and Woolston.

Saturday 30 December

 

Engineering work will take place between Purley and Earlswood. London Bridge to Horsham services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley, and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. London Victoria / Brighton to Southampton Central services will be diverted and terminate at Portsmouth and Southsea, not calling at Cosham, Portchester, Fareham, Swanwick or Southampton Central. Passengers should use South Western Railway services between Havant and Southampton Central.

Sunday 31 December

 

Engineering work will take place between Purley and Earlswood. A reduced service will run between London Victoria and Brighton. London Bridge to Horsham services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley, and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. Brighton to Southampton Central services will be diverted and terminate at Portsmouth and Southsea, not calling at Cosham, Fareham, Swanwick or Southampton Central. Passengers should use South Western Railway services between Havant and Southampton Central.

Monday 1 January 2018

 

Services will operate in the early hours of the morning of Monday 1 January on the following Southern routes:

  • London Bridge and Sutton via Mitcham Junction
  • London St Pancras International and St Albans
  • London Bridge and Three Bridges via Gatwick Airport
  • London Victoria and East Croydon via Selhurst

For the remainder of the day a Sunday service will operate.

Engineering work will take place between Purley and Earlswood. A reduced service will run between London Victoria and Brighton. London Bridge / London Victoria to Horsham / Bognor Regis services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley, and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Engineering work in the Southampton area. Brighton to Southampton Central services will be diverted and terminate at Portsmouth and Southsea, not calling at Cosham, Fareham, Swanwick or Southampton Central. Passengers should use South Western Railway services between Havant and Southampton Central.

Tuesday 2 January

 

Normal service, subject to late night engineering work.