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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Hove / Lewes on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria / London Bridge and Brighton / Lewes / Eastbourne / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford / Peterborough / Cambridge / London Bridge and Brighton


Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Brighton, closing all lines.

Gatwick Express:

On Saturday, no Gatwick Express trains will run.

On Sunday, Gatwick Express services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Express.


Direct trains will run between London Victoria and Brighton via Horsham / Littlehampton / Hove, with extended journey times.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Three Bridges and Preston Park

  • Three Bridges and Lewes.

  • Balcombe and Brighton.

  • Three Bridges and Brighton (when direct trains via Littlehampton are not running).


No trains will run between Three Bridges and Brighton. You can use Southern trains / buses to complete your journey.

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.