Service alteration details

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Southern - Reduced timetable on some routes from today

Incident created
05/03/2021 15:19
Last updated
26/07/2021 03:35
Route affected

All Southern routes

TOC(s) affected
National Rail;

Southern are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

From today, train services and times will change on some routes as Southern respond to the continuing effects of coronavirus. These changes will affect trains on Monday to Friday only. There are no changes to the weekend timetable. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes:

Southern will run two services per day in each direction, at the below times:

  • 05.27 Balham to Milton Keynes Central
  • 07.01 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst
  • 17.16 Selhurst to Milton Keynes Central
  • 19.16 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst


At other times, you will need to use London Overground and London Northwestern Railway services for stations on this route.

Between Beckenham Junction and London Bridge via Dulwich:

These trains will not run, there will be no Southern service at Beckenham Junction or Birkbeck. Customers at these two stations will need to use Southeastern services (Beckenham Junction) or Tramlink (Birkbeck).

There is also no direct service between Crystal Palace and Dulwich. Customers will need to use London Buses to travel between West Norwood and Herne Hill for alternative trains between Herne Hill and Dulwich / London Bridge.

Between Caterham / Tattenham Corner and London Bridge:

A shuttle service will run between Tattenham Corner and Purley at half-hourly frequency in busy periods and hourly throughout the rest of the day.

Caterham - London Bridge services via Tulse Hill will continue to run. In the early morning and late evening there will be other direct services between Caterham and London Bridge.

Alternative trains will call at Purley Oaks and South Croydon to provide as many journey options as possible.


You can find further information regarding this timetable here and Journey Planners are expected to be showing these timetables around 7 days in advance.

Face coverings:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Southern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

Please check your journey as close to the travel day as possible. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated each Sunday with the following weeks timetable.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.


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