Rail disruption

Here we post updates on rail engineering works or disruption to services. We recommend that you always check with your train company or National Rail  and plan your journey before you travel. 

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 April - reduced service to and from London Victoria

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and East Croydon, closing most lines.

Gatwick Express trains will not run. Passengers should use alternative Southern or Thameslink trains between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport and Brighton. Service will resume on Sunday and Monday.

A reduced Southern service will run to and from London Victoria, with most trains being diverted to run to and from London Bridge.

Friday 19 to Monday 21 April - amended Thameslink services at London St Pancras International

Engineering work is taking place in the London St Pancras International area, closing some lines. Service levels to Gatwick are maintained throughout the weekend.

Friday, Saturday and Monday

Trains between Bedford and Brighton will not run as a through service. Trains will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International high level platforms and between London St Pancras International low platforms and Brighton. Passengers will need to change platforms at London St. Pancras International to complete their journey.

Sunday

Trains between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International only. Trains are then diverted to run between London Bridge and Brighton. Customers should use London Underground on any reasonable route between London St Pancras International and London Bridge.

Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 April - changes to overnight Thameslink Services

Between 22:15 and 05:45 trains will not call at stations between Purley and Horley. Passengers should use alternative Southern services or replacement buses.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April - amended service between Purley and Redhill

Engineering work is taking place between Earlswood and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express:

Saturday – half hourly service between Victoria and Brighton, calling at Gatwick Airport.
Sunday – no Gatwick Express service. Passengers should use alternative Southern services to complete their journey.

Southern:

Saturday - services will be retimed, with journeys taking longer than usual. Trains will depart/arrive earlier or later than usual.

Sunday –

  • A reduced service will run to/from London Victoria, with many trains being amended to run to/from London Bridge.
  • Valid tickets to/from Victoria can be used on London Underground services between London Bridge and London Victoria.
  • Services between London Victoria and Reigate will not run.
  • Services between London and Brighton will be extended and will take longer than usual.

Thameslink:

All weekend, services will not call at Coulsdon South or Merstham. Passengers should travel on alternative Southern services to/from these stations.

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.