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 between Brighton and Lewes on Sunday 1 April

Start date
01/04/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria and Brighton and between Brighton and Ashford International

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Preston Park / Lewes and Brighton closing the line.

Southern trains between London Victoria and Brighton are diverted between Preston Park and Brighton via Hove. Journey times will be extended by a few minutes. 

Trains are replaced by buses between Brighton and Lewes.

Thameslink trains will run between Bedford and Haywards Heath. Customers should use Southern trains between Haywards Heath 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.


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.