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.

No direct trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January

Start date
18/01/2020  00:00
End date
19/01/2020 
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton (Saturday only)

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton and between Brighton and Seaford / Hastings

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

 
TOC(s) affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Preston Park / Lewes, closing all lines.

On Saturday

Gatwick Express trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. 

Thameslink and Southern trains will not run between Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes. 

No trains will serve stations between Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes via Haywards Heath. 

Only a limited Thameslink service will serve Balcombe and Haywards Heath.

On Sunday

Gatwick Express trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. 

Thameslink trains will not run between Three Bridges and Brighton. 

No trains will serve stations between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes via Haywards Heath.

Alternative travel options

Direct trains will operate between London Victoria and Worthing / Hove / Brighton via Littlehampton; customers travelling between London and stations between Brighton and Littlehampton are advised to use these trains (please plan your journey by adding “via Littlehampton” under “advanced search”). 

A bus service will operate between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes. Journey times will be considerably extended, queuing systems will be in place.

For customers travelling between London and Lewes / Eastbourne a limited-stop bus service will operate between Three Bridge and Lewes.

Buses will operate between Lewes / Haywards Heath and Cooksbridge on Saturday, however buses have not yet been uploaded to journey planners. Buses will operate to this timetable and will be added to journey planners by 12 noon on Friday 17 January. Please note that there is no service at Cooksbridge on Sunday. 

The station car park at Three Bridges will be closed all weekend.

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.