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.

Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton until 09:30 on Sunday 5 May

Start date
05/05/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ore

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

TOC(s) affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthernThameslink

Major improvement work is taking place until 09:30 between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton.

Services that run on coastal routes between Brighton and Eastbourne / Hastings will run, though there will be no direct services from these stations to London.

Some Southern services will be diverted to operate between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Lewes.

Full details of the engineering project taking place can be found here. Travel advice for travel to / from specific stations can be found here. Both websites will be updated as more information is known.

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.