Service alteration details

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Find out details about how services are running and be informed on any disruption on your journey.

Reduced midweek Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express timetable

Incident created
03/01/2022 16:11
Last updated
01/04/2022 14:31
Route affected

Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express routes  

TOC(s) affected
National Rail;

A reduced service remains in operation from Monday to Friday on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern routes until further notice. Gatwick Express is resuming from Sunday 3 April.

While the picture is improving overall and the direct impact of Covid on colleagues is reducing, its legacy continues to have an impact.

One example is a backlog of training for drivers, meaning fewer are available than is ideal. For a long period during the pandemic, new drivers and those undergoing their standard route refresher training could not train with another person in the confined space of a train cab. This was due to social distancing restrictions. This backlog is clearing but without up-to-date training, it means fewer drivers are available overall.

The latest travel advice and timetables can be found via the following train company links:



Great Northern

Gatwick Express (service is resuming from Sunday 3 April)

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

However, if you are travelling overnight on Mondays to Fridays, your journey may be affected by engineering work. There are no alterations expected to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work. Where timetables are not yet confirmed, the journey in the Journey Planner will carry a yellow warning triangle. 

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You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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