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Hot weather - always carry water with you

Travelling during hot weather

  • Always take a bottle of water with you - avoid dehydration
  • If you feel unwell, don't get on the train - seek help from a member of staff at the station or use the station Help Point
  • If you feel unwell while on the train - get off at the next stop and use the station Help Point

Sometimes, we have to alter our services during very hot weather. This can mean a change to service provision and/or speed restrictions put in place to minimise stressing the rails. Click here to find out more.

 

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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 services until 06:30 on Sunday 12 July

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley with some lines closed.

Until 06:30, buses replace trains between London Victoria 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

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Sunday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express services.

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.

Passengers are advised that departure times may vary for early morning / late night services.

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 services until 06:30 on Sunday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Selhurst and Purley with some lines closed.

Until 06:30, buses will replace Gatwick Express services between London Victoria 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 services until 06:25 on Sunday 23 August

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley with some lines closed.

Until 06:30, buses will replace Gatwick Express services between London Victoria 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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 30 August

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

Until 06:30, buses will replace trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

After 06:30, 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

Reduced Gatwick Express service all day Saturday 5 and until approximately 08:30 on Sunday 6 September

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express services.

A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate as follows: 

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 29 and 59 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

Passengers are advised that departure times may vary for early morning / late night services.

Planning Your Journey

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

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Sunday 13 September

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express services.

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.

Passengers are advised that departure times may vary for early morning / late night services.

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.

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express services.

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.

Passengers are advised that departure times may vary for early morning / late night services.

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.