Future engineering work

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Amended service between London Victoria / London Bridge and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November

Start date
21/11/2020  00:00
End date
22/11/2020 
Route affected
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Southern - all routes to / from London Victoria; between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central / Tattenham Corner / Caterham; and also between London Bridge and Caterham / Sutton / Dorking / Uckfield

Thameslink - between Bedford / Cambridge and Gatwick Airport / Brighton; and also between London Bridge and Horsham

 
TOC(s) affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between London Victoria and Coulsdon South, resulting in a reduction in line capacity across the weekend.

Specifically, on Saturday the engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Coulsdon South and on Sunday it is taking place between London Victoria and Stratham Common / East Croydon / Coulsdon South and also between Balham and Streatham Hill.

The following alterations will apply:

Southern - Saturday  

  • London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central - These trains will be diverted and will not call at stations between Clapham Junction and Horsham.
  • London Victoria and Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Ore - These trains will call additionally at Purley
  • London Bridge and Uckfield - These trains will only run between Oxted and Uckfield. Customers will have to change trains at Oxted
  • London Bridge and Caterham via Peckham Rye - These trains will be diverted to run between London Bridge and Sutton
  • London Bridge / East Croydon and Caterham / Tattenham Corner - Trains will start / terminate at Purley. Tickets will be accepted on bus route 466 between Purley and East Croydon. Customers are advised to use London Overground / Underground services between London Bridge and Norwood Junction, via Canada Water and New Cross Gate to travel to and from stations via Sydenham.
  • London Victoria and Reigate - Trains between London Victoria and Reigate will not run. Trains between Redhill and Tonbridge will be extended to run between Reigate and Tonbridge. Customers should change at Redhill for trains to / from London

Southern - Sunday

  • London Victoria - There will be no trains to / from London Victoria. Buses will replace trains between London Victoria and East Croydon.
  • London Victoria and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor Regis / Littlehampton / Ore / East Grinstead - These trains will be diverted to run to / from London Bridge.
  • London Bridge and Sutton / Dorking - These trains will run to a revised timetable
  • London Victoria and Epsom Downs - These trains will run between Selhurst and Epsom Downs
  • London Victoria and West Croydon - These trains will run between Streatham Hill and Sutton via West Croydon
  • London Bridge and Caterham via Sydenham - Trains which usually run between London Bridge and Caterham via Sydenham will start / terminate at Purley. Change at Purley for other services to / from London Bridge. Customers are advised to use London Overground / Underground services between London Bridge and Norwood Junction, via Canada Water and New Cross Gate to travel to and from stations via Sydenham.
  • London Victoria and Reigate - Trains between London Victoria and Reigate will not run. Trains between Redhill and Tonbridge will now run between Reigate and Tonbridge. Customers should change at Redhill for trains to / from London
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction - Trains between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction will not run. Customers should use Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria, London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston, and London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction

Thameslink - Sunday only

Trains between London Bridge and Horsham will call additionally at Coulsdon South and Merstham.

Until approximately 12:00, trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International are extended to run to / from Blackfriars.

Trains between Bedford and Gatwick Airport will not run.

(Thameslink are not affected by this work on Saturday.)

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.

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