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 between Purley and Redhill on Sunday 26 June

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Southern between London Victoria and Reigate / Gatwick Airport / Horsham / Brighton

Thameslink between Bedford / Peterborough and Three Bridges / Gatwick Airport / Horsham / Brighton

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Gatwick ExpressSouthernThameslink

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Gatwick Airport via Redhill, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express:

No Gatwick Express services will run.

Customers should use alternative Southern or Thameslink services between Gatwick Airport and London.


  • All day trains will be diverted and will not call at stations via Redhill or Earlswood / Salfords.
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Purley and Horley, calling at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill. A shuttle bus service will also run calling at Redhill only.
  • Rail replacement buses will also run between Purley and Reigate and between Redhill and Tonbridge.




  • No services will run between Purley and Redhill via Coulsdon South
  • Customers should use Southern rail replacement services between Purley and Redhill.


Ticket Acceptance:

Customers should also use Metro Bus route 100 to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Please use the Southern Railway Industrial Action page for more information on how services may be affected by this.

Please use the Thameslink Railway Industrial Action page for more information on how services may be affected by this.

​​​​​​​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.