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Amended late night / early morning Southern service to / from Brighton from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December 

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Engineering work details

Starts 27 Dec 2023 to 29 Dec 2023

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Between London Victoria and Worthing / Chichester and

between Brighton / West Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour


Engineering work is taking place overnight between Brighton and Worthing, closing some lines. ​​​​​​​

From approximately 23:30 each night, trains from London Victoria to Worthing / Chichester will be diverted to run to Brighton.

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Worthing / Chichester.

The 23:34 and 00:04 (Thursday and Friday mornings) Brighton to West Worthing trains will not run. Replacement buses will run from Brighton to West Worthing.

The 22:40 Portsmouth to Brighton train will terminate at Littlehampton earlier at 23:28. A replacement bus will run from Littlehampton to Brighton, departing at 23:44 and calling at all stations.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.