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Improvement works

From time to time, often at weekends or public holidays, Gatwick Express has to make alterations to train services, usually for planned Improvement works.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 11 December

Engineering work is taking place between Purley / Reigate and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express services will be replaced by buses between 01:00 and 06:30. After 06:30, a half-hourly Gatwick Express train service will run.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

Amended service over the Christmas and New Year period, Saturday 24 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017

An amended service is in operation over the Christmas and New Year period. See here for more information.

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Horley from 20:00 on Sunday 1 January

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Redhill, closing most lines.

Gatwick Express

After 20:10, a half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate.

Southern

After 20:10, buses replace trains between Redhill and Horley.

Your train ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

Thameslink

 From 21:25 Bedford to Brighton services will start and terminate at Haywards Heath. Customers should use Southern services between Haywards Heath and Brighton, via Hove.

The 00:06 Monday morning Haywards Heath to Bedford service will not call at Redhill. Buses will run from Gatwick Airport to Redhill and from Redhill to East Croydon.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 2 and Friday 6 January

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton , closing some lines.

Gatwick Express

After 22:00 a half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Thameslink

From 22:40 Bedford to Brighton services will start from and terminate at Three Bridges. Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 23:37 Brighton to Bedford service will run 2 minutes earlier between Brighton and Three Bridges.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 8 January

Engineering work is taking place between Selhurst and  Purley closing various lines.

Until 06:30, buses replace trains throughout.

After 06:30, a half hourly service will run as follows:-

London Victoria to Gatwick Express will depart at 00 and 30 past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will depart at 20 and 50 past each hour.

Planning your journey

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

No Gatwick Express trains on Sunday 15 January

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Streatham Common closing most lines.

As a result of this engineering work there will be no Gatwick Express service.

Customers should use trains Southern trains between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Buses replace Gatwick Express trains until 06:10 on Sunday 22 January

Until 06:10, engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Until 06:10, buses replace trains throughout.

After 06:10, a normal service will resume.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon closing most lines.

Customer Advice:

Until 06:35, buses replace trains throughout.

After 06:35, a half hourly service will run as follows:-

London Victoria to Gatwick Express will depart at 00 and 30 past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will depart at 20 and 50 past each hour.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express Service on Sunday 5 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Gatwick Express will operate a half hourly service departing:-

xx:00 / xx:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.

xx:20 / xx:50 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between Bristol Parkway and Swindon on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Cross Country trains will divert via an alternative route calling additionally at Gloucester, with journey times extended by one hour.

On Sunday until 16:00, trains will not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will replace trains between Patchway and Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via Bath Sp, extending journey times by 35 minutes.

Until 19:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will depart London Paddington 33 minutes earlier than usual.

Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill/ Gloucester / Cheltenham Spaand Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury / Frome / Weymouth / Southampton Central / Brighton will not operate between Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads. Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Bristol Parkway.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Gatwick Express trains on Sunday 19 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, closing some lines.

As a result of this engineering work there will be no Gatwick Express service.

Customer Advice:

Customers should use Southern trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

 Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.