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.

Buses replace trains Lewes and Haywards Heath / Seaford / Eastbourne on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March

Start date
17/03/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Between London Victoria / Ashford International / Seaford and Ore / Brighton and also between Eastbourne and Hastings 

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Wivelsfield and Seaford / Polegate / Newhaven, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Lewes and Haywards Heath / Seaford / Eastbourne.

The following alterations will also apply:

London Victoria to Ore services will be diverted via Brighton and terminate at Lewes.

Services between Ashford International and Brighton will run between Ashford International and Hastings.

An additional hourly service will operate between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Services between Brighton and Ore will run between Eastbourne and Ore.

Services between Brighton and Seaford will operate between Brighton and Lewes.

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


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.