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 to / from Oxted / East Grinstead / Uckfield from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Start date
29/08/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria / London Bridge and Oxted / East Grinstead / Uckfield

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and East Grinstead, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Purley and East Grinstead (calling at Upper Warlingham and Oxted).
  • Upper Warlingham and Woldingham.
  • Oxted and East Grinstead (all stations).
  • Oxted and Crowborough (all stations).
  • Crowborough and Uckfield (all stations).

Customers should change at Purley or East Croydon for trains to / from London.

Customers for Sanderstead / Riddlesdown should note that no replacement buses will call at these stations:


Customers can use London Bus route 403 between Beechwood Rd / Mayfield Rd bus stop and South Croydon / West Croydon station.

Customers can use Purley Oaks as an alternative station, which is 0.3 miles away.  Please note Purley Oaks does not have step free access. Please contact the Southern assisted travel team on 0800 138 1016 should you need step free access. 


Customers for Riddlesdown can use London Bus route 412 between Mitchley Avenue and Purley / South Croydon / East Croydon stations.  In addition, London Bus route 403 can be used between Sanderstead All Saints’ Church bus stop for South Croydon / West Croydon stations.

Purley station is also approximately 20 minutes walk from Riddlesdown station.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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