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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.

Reduced Gatwick Express service from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge with all lines closed.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly services as follows (except Sundays):

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday 24 August a normal Gatwick Express service will run.

On Sunday 31 August the 03:30 and 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and the 01:35 and 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run. Replacement buses from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will depart at 03:30 and 04:30 and from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 01:35 and 04:35. From 05:00 Gatwick Express will run a normal train service.

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 21 September 2014

Engineering work is taking place between Battersea Park and Selhurst with various line closures.

03:30, 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and 01:35, 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will be replaced by buses.

From 05:00 a normal train service will run and journey times will take approximately 40 minutes.

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 Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and South Bermondsey and also between Balham and Selhurst with various line closures.

All weekend, Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service as follows:

On Saturday, London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour. Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday, London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour. Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing 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 on Sunday 5 October 2014

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

A reduced, half hourly service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Trains will depart from London Victoria on hour and 30 minutes past each hour.

Trains will depart Gatwick Airport at 20 minutes 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 on Sunday 12 October 2014

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

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service as follows, journey times will take approximately 45 minutes: 

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 21 and 52 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 on Sunday 19 October 2014

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

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service as follows:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing 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 Gatwick Express service on Saturday 25 October 2014

Due to a reduction in platforms, an amended Gatwick Express service will operate.

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport, trains will depart on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria, trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past the 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 Gatwick Express service on Sunday 26 October 2014

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges with various line closures.

03:30, 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and 01:35, 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will not run.

Buses will run from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport at 00:30, 03:30, 04:00, 04:30, from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 00:50, 01:35, 04:00 and 04:35.

From 05:00 an amended half hourly service will run departing London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour, and departing Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Journey times may take up to 55 minutes.

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 Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November 2014

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction closing some lines.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service.

Trains will depart from London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour on Saturday. On Sunday trains will depart from London Victoria 5 and 35 minutes past each hour.

Trains will depart from Gatwick Airport at 5 and 35 minutes past each hour on Saturday and Sunday.

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 Paddington and Heathrow Airport until approximately 06:25 on Sunday 2 November 2014

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Slough closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

The first train from London Paddington is at 06:27 to Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3,4 and 07:07 from Heathrow Terminal 4 to London Paddington.

Heathrow Express

The first train from London Paddington is at 06:25 to Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3,5 and 06:18 from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington. 

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 9 November 2014

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

03:30 and 04:30 from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will be replaced by buses.

01:35 and 04:35 from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will be replaced by buses.

From 05:00 a reduced half-hourly service will run:

Trains will depart from London Victoria on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour.

Trains will depart from Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Planning your Journey

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

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