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 trains between Bedford / Three Bridges / Lewes and Brighton on Sunday 22 September

Start date
22/09/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria and Brighton and between Brighton and Seaford / Hastings

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and London Charing Cross / London Bridge, closing some lines and also between Preston Park / Lewes and Brighton, closing the line.


Trains between London Victoria and Brighton are diverted between Preston Park and Brighton via Hove.

Trains to Brighton will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes after leaving Preston Park.

Trains from Brighton will depart 20 minutes earlier than normal.

Some trains will call additionally at Balcombe, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Preston Park.

Trains between Brighton and Seaford / Hastings are replaced by buses between Brighton and Lewes.


Trains will run between Bedford and Three Bridges. Please note that due to engineering work taking place in the London Bridge area, these trains will be diverted and will not stop at London Bridge. 

Customers should use Southern trains between Three Bridges and Brighton to complete your journey.

A reduced service will operate between Bedford and Gatwick Airport.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.