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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 2 October

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until 09:00, buses replace trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

From 09:00 trains are running at a half hourly service, departing London Victoria at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and from Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour. Journey times will be slightly extended.

From 23.30 until the end of service, buses replace trains throughout.

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

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 16 October

Engineering work is taking place between Battersea Park and Streatham Common closing some lines between the stations.

Until 06:00 buses will replace trains between London Victoria and Airport.

After 06:00, a half hourly service will run between the stations, departing London Victoria on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour, and departing Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Preston Park  / Lewes closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until 06:00, are replaced by buses throughout. From 06:00, a half hourly service will operate as follows:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

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

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 30 October

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

Replacement road transport will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport from 00:50 to 06:20. After 06:20 a half-hourly service will operate, departing as follows:

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

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

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.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 6 November

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

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 20 November

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction 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

No trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction on Sunday 20 Novermber

Engineering work is taking place  between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing most lines.

As a result of this engineering work there will be no Gatwick Express or Southern trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

Southeastern trains are not affected by this engineering work.

The Gatwick Express service will not run. Customers should use trains Southern trains between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

The following alterations to trains to / from London Bridge will apply:

  • Brighton - trains will run half hourly
  • Ore - trains will run hourly
  • Portsmouth Harbour / Littlehampton - trains will run hourly
  • Tonbridge - trains will run between Redhill and Tonbridge. Customers should use alternative trains between London Bridge and Redhill.
  • Caterham - trains will run between Balham and Caterham. Additional trains will run to / from Clapham Junction
  • Sutton - trains will run between Selhurst and Sutton and also between Balham and Sutton via Crystal Palace
  • Dorking - trains will run half hourly between Clapham Junction and Dorking via Selhurst.
  • Bognor Regis / East Grinstead - trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

 

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November

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

A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate as follows:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Great Western Railway service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between London Paddington, Reading, Didcot Parkway and Swindon closing some lines

High speed long distance services

High speed services will be completely revised throughout the weekend.

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will run hourly. They will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. An hourly train service will run between Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will run between Reading and Swindon, and between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will run hourly. On Saturday, they will be diverted between Reading and Swindon, not calling at Didcot Parkway, and will make an extra stop at Chippenham On Sunday they will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, and will not call at Didcot Parkway and Swindon but call additionally at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. Journey times will be extended.

Extra trains will run between London Paddington, Maidenhead, Reading and Didcot Parkway.

Trains will be retimed and have amended calling patterns between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance.

Most trains from London Paddington to Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford via Oxford will be retimed.

On Sunday, services between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only. Passengers are advised to use  alternative services. Buses replace some journeys.

Thames Valley services

Trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be retimed.

On Saturday trains to and from Greenford will operate an hourly frequency between Ealing Broadway and Greenford.

On Saturday no trains will call at Acton Main Line, you can use London Buses and London Underground to travel to and from this station.

As a consequence of the London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / South Wales services being diverted, most services between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will be retimed or not call at all stations.

All weekend, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow (Taplow is closed as normal on Sunday from 02:00. Road transport will operate between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. 

On Sunday until approximately 07:00, London Paddington to Twyford trains will be replaced by buses between London Paddington / Hayes & Harlington and Twyford.

Your train ticket will be valid on replacement bus services.

Planning your Journey

You can plan your journey on London Underground and London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

 

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

Buses replace trains between Purley and Redhill on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November

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

Gatwick Express

On Saturday and Sunday, a half hourly Gatwick Express service will run.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Purley and Redhill all weekend.

Thameslink

On Saturday, Bedford to Three Bridges will not call at: Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill. Customers should use Southern buses between Purley and Redhill.

On Sunday, the 22:42 Brighton to London Bridge and the 00:10 (Monday morning) Brighton to Bedford services will not call at Redhill. A replacement bus service will run from Gatwick to Redhill and from Redhill to East Croydon.

Your train ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

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

Amended service in the Cardiff area on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport, with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Ebbw Vale services will start and terminate at Pye Corner with a replacement bus service to and from Cardiff.

The 20:30 Manchester to Cardiff train service terminates at Hereford, with a connecting replacement bus to Cardiff.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford terminates at Newport, with a replacement bus service to Hereford.

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December

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

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

Amended service between Purley / Reigate and Gatwick Airport 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.

Planning your Journey

You can plan your journey using 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.