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 late night / early morning Thameslink trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December

Start date
09/12/2019  00:00
End date
Route affected

Various Thameslink routes

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place each night from Monday to Thursday starting approximately 23:00 to 05:15, finishing at 05:00 Friday morning, resulting in various line closures on the Thameslink network.

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 23:45, trains will be diverted and unable to call at stations via Redhill. Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley with some buses extended to run between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport.

Monday to Friday

The 20:58 Brighton to Bedford will call additionally at Cricklewood.

The 22:21 Rainham to Luton will terminate at West Hampstead. Customers should use alternative trains to complete their journey.

Tuesday to Friday

From approximately 00:15 to 05:15, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton. 

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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.