Future engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March

Start date
24/03/2018  00:00
End date
25/03/2018 
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Bognor Regis / Hastings

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

 
TOC(s) affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

The following alterations will also apply:

Gatwick Express

Saturday

A half-hourly service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. London Victoria to Brighton services will not run.

Sunday

Until 06:30 Gatwick Express services will not run. A replacement bus service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

After 06:30 trains will run as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Southern

Trains will run additionally between London Victoria and Brighton via Horsham and Littlehampton calling additionally at Horsham, Littlehampton, Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. 

Thameslink

Two trains per hour will run between Bedford and City Thameslink between 08:00 and 21:00.

Two trains per hour will run between Bedford and Three Bridges. London Bridge to Brighton services will not run.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Ticket Acceptance

Gatwick Express and Thameslink customers may/should use Southern replacement buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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 typing in your station here.

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.