Rail disruption

Monday 10 to Friday 14 December - alterations to Overnight Thameslink Services

Engineering work is taking place overnight Monday to Friday, causing alterations to Thameslink services.

  • Monday to Wednesday - the 21:54/22:17/22:45 services from Bedford to Brighton will terminate at Three Bridges. Replacement buses will run from Three Bridges to Brighton.
  • Monday to Thursday - The 22:45 Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus service will run.
  • Tuesday to Friday - The 04:12 Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run to connect to the train. Thameslink services will be unable to call at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill.

Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 December - alterations to Overnight Southern Services

The 00:08 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport service will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Horley. A bus replacement service will run between Purley and Gatwick Airport.

In addition, From 00:01 to 05:00 buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Eastbourne/Worthing/Brighton.

Sunday 16 December - no trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, closing most lines. No trains will run between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Gatwick Express – There will be no Gatwick Express service. Passengers should use alternative Southern and Thameslink services from London Bridge.

Southern – Most trains are diverted to start/terminate at London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy – passengers are advised to avoid Clapham Junction if possible. Passengers can use London Underground services between London Victoria/London Bridge/London Blackfriars/Balham/Vauxhall.

Useful links

To see live journey information please visit Southern's website or National Rail to plan your route.

You may prefer to choose alternative transport to the airport. Find out about parking at Gatwick and coach and bus services too or our airport taxi service.