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 overnight trains between Guildford and Redhill from Monday 20 until Friday 24 August

Start date
20/08/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport

TOC(s) affected
Great Western Railway

Track maintenance is taking place between Gomshall and Redhill, closing all lines each night.

From 23:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Guildford and Redhill. Some buses will be extended to run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Additionally, the following early morning trains will be amended each morning Tuesday to Friday:

  • 04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport will depart at 04:40 and will terminate at Redhill
  • 06:00 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill.

Rail connections are available between Redhill and Gatwick Airport provided by other operators.

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:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.