Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Amended service in the Redhill area from Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January

Start date
23/12/2017  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

Southern between Reigate and Redhill; London Victoria and Tonbridge / Brighton / Bognor Regis; London Bridge to Horsham

Thameslink between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton

TOC(s) affected
Great Western RailwaySouthernThameslink

Platform improvement work at Redhill and work to remodel switches, crossings and resignalling will be taking place from Saturday until the end of the day Monday, closing some lines.

Please note, no train services are scheduled to run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Great Western Railway

Buses will operate every hour between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 25 minutes.

Buses will also operate between Reigate and Redhill, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Some early morning / late night buses will run earlier than normal to maintain connections.


Trains between London Bridge / London Victoria and Horsham / Bognor Regis will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill or Earlswood. Buses will operate between Purley and Horley.

Trains between London Victoria / Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge will not run. Buses will run between Redhill and Tonbridge / Reigate.

From Sunday 24 December, London Victoria to Brighton (via Redhill) services will not call at Redhill but will call additionally at Purley and Horley and a reduced service will run between London Victoria and Brighton.


Trains will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. Buses are operating between Purley and Horley for passengers requiring intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

It may be necessary to leave Gatwick Airport up to 25 minutes earlier than usual to maintain connection times at Reigate. 

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


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.