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 midweek overnight / early morning Thameslink service from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September

Start date
03/09/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Thameslink routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place at various locations overnight on the Thameslink network, closing various lines.

Monday to Friday

  • All services between Norwood Junction and Purley may be subject to extended journey times.
  • All services between Purley and Balcombe will be subjected to extended journey times.


The 21:19 Sutton to St Albans City via Wimbledon service will terminate at London St Pancras International.

The 23:09 St Albans City to Sutton via Wimbledon service will start from West Hampstead Thameslink at 23:33.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:45 and 23:45 Bedford to Brighton service will run between Bedford and Haywards Heath.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:12 Brighton to Bedford service will run between Haywards Heath and Bedford. A rail replacement bus service will run from Brighton to Three Bridges, departing Brighton at 03:40.

The 05:06 Brighton to Cambridge service will run between Haywards Heath and Cambridge. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

The 05:45 East Grinstead to Bedford service will be replaced by a bus between East Grinstead and East Croydon.

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.