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 in the Redhill area on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September

Start date
12/09/2020  00:00
End date
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Southern between London Victoria / London Bridge and Horsham / Brighton / Lewes / Eastbourne / Hastings / Chichester / Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Horsham / Gatwick Airport / Brighton

TOC(s) affected

Engineering work is taking place in the Redhill area, closing various lines over the course of the weekend.

Gatwick Express:

Services on Saturday will run every 30 minutes between London Victoria and Brighton, calling at Gatwick Airport.

Services on Sunday will run every 30 minutes between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.



No trains will run between Purley and Redhill. Trains to / from Redhill will still be to run between Brighton and Redhill.

Replacement buses will run between Purley and Redhill, with both fast buses as well as stopping services (calling at Coulsdon South and Merstham). Some early / late buses will be extended to / from East Croydon / Reigate / Gatwick Airport to maintain connections.

Trains that usually run between Reigate and London Victoria will not run. Services that run between Redhill and Tonbridge will be amended to run between Reigate and Tonbridge instead.


Buses will replace trains between:

  • Purley and Horley / Reigate via Redhill.
  • Redhill and Tonbridge.

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Littlehampton will run between Brighton and Littlehampton only. Customers should change at Brighton for services to / from London.


It is not yet known how Thameslink will be affected by this engineering work.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Gatwick Express or Southern, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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.