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 / Haywards Heath until 08:45 on Sunday 1 July

Start date
01/07/2018  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southern between Brighton and Lewes / Seaford / Eastbourne / London Victoria

Thameslink between Brighton and London Bridge / Bedford

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Lewes / Preston Park, and also between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport until 08:45, closing some lines.


Services between Brighton and Lewes will not run. Services between Brighton and Seaford will run between Lewes and Seaford only. Services between Brighton and Eastbourne will run between Lewes and Eastbourne only.

Services between Brighton and London Victoria will be diverted after Preston Park, and will additionally call at Hove.

Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Lewes.

Services between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport may take up to 15 minutes longer than usual.


The following trains will start from / terminate at Haywards Heath:

  • 05:42 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 06:08 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 06:42 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 07:08 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 07:11 London Bridge to Brighton.
  • 07:42 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 08:08 Brighton to London Bridge.
  • 08:42 Brighton to Bedford.

Replacement buses will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton. Customers can also travel on alternative Southern services.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday and by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

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.