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Planned engineering work

See if improvement works will affect your journey on Gatwick Express.

  • To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on the Gatwick Express network
  • Work normally takes place at weekends or after 10 pm – but occasionally services are impacted at other times
  • Information will be available here as soon as it is available
  • Additionally, services may be subject to alteration as part of our amended timetable
  • Please check before travelling, and see our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information

Planning a journey or buying a ticket in advance?

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. For a temporary period Network Rail isn’t able to do this, instead confirming timetables closer to the date of travel. More detailed information is available here.

Wherever possible we've highlighted those affected journeys in our journey planner using a warning alert.

To help plan your journey in advance, we have worked with our industry partners to upload the dates and locations of planned engineering works into the engineering works calendar below.

You can still book tickets in advance of travel. If you buy a ticket in advance and the journey is changed then you can either check how the service has been changed and continue to travel or apply for a refund.

Always check before you travel using our Journey planner, National Rail Enquiries or download our App.

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Engineering work for Today

Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February

Date:
16 February - 24 February 2019 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
All routes via Haywards Heath

Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

No trains will serve the following stations:

  • Balcombe
  • Haywards Heath
  • Wivelsfield
  • Burgess Hill
  • Hassocks
  • Preston Park
  • Plumpton
  • Cooksbridge

Train services between Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Angmering and London Victoria will be diverted to run via Littlehampton. Customers travelling from Eastbourne to London should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services (Monday to Friday only).

Services between Brighton and Seaford/Eastbourne/Hastings and between Brighton and Littlehampton/Bognor Regis/Portsmouth/Southampton and services via the Arun Valley (via Crawley, Horsham, Arundel) will run to an amended timetable.

There will be no through services between Eastbourne and London. Customers should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services.

Services on other routes may be amended or busier than normal.

Full travel advice, including how to check the best route for your journey, can be found here

Full details of the engineering project taking place can be found here

Images of the works being carried out can be viewed here.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

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