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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.

Disruption between East Croydon and Clapham Junction

Trains between East Croydon and Clapham Junction are now running normally following an earlier fault with the signalling system.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 24 September

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between South Croydon and Purley, closing some lines.

Until approximately 06:30 a coach service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

After 06:30 until the end of service, a half hourly train service will operate.

Trains will operate at as follows:

On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.

20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 8 October

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon, closing some lines.

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

From 06:30 until the end of service, a half hourly service will run with trains leaving London Victoria on and at half past the hour. Trains will leave Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Check before you travel:

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

Bus journeys are currently not showing in the timetable, please check back nearer the time.

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

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

On Saturday, a half hourly Gatwick Express service will run between London Victoria and Brighton, leaving London Victoria on and at half past the hour (calling at Gatwick Airport at 32 and 2 minutes past the hour). Services Gatwick Airport at 45 and 15 minutes past the hour.

On Sunday, due to a full closure of London Victoria, Gatwick Express services will not operate. Customers are advised to travel to London Bridge and use Southern services to Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Earlswood, closing the line.

Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run. Trains between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe. On Sunday, these services will also call additionally at Preston Park.

It is not yet known how Gatwick Express or Southern services will be affected. Please check back nearer the time.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 22 October

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Gatwick Airport closing some lines.

Trains will operate at as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with Southern, these changes are not currently shown in the National

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 29 October

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

From the start of service until approximately 06:30, buses will replace Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

From approximately 06:30 until the end of service, a half hourly service will run. Trains will leave London Victoria on and at half past the hour. Trains will leave Gatwick Airport at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

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.

Project Information:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 5 November

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Selhurst and Purley / East Grinstead / Uckfield closing some lines.

Trains will operate at as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 12 November

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Horley, closing some lines.

Trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

 

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn on Sunday 12 November

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Reading and Bedwyn, closing the line.

Trains between London Paddington and Penzance are diverted between Reading and Westbury via and calling additionally Swindon and trains will not call at Newbury or Pewsey.

A connecting bus service will run between Swindon and Pewsey.

Buses also replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst all weekend and between London Victoria and Clapham Junction on Sunday, closing some lines.

On Saturday, an extremely reduced service will run from London Bridge to Brighton. Trains will leave London Bridge at 05:59, 06:23, 06:55, 07:25, 20:28, 20:59, 21:29, 21:59, 22:28 and 23:00.

On Sunday, Gatwick Express services will not run. You should use Southern or Thameslink services to travel between London and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Balham and Selhurst, closing various lines.

There will be no Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. Customers may use Southern / Thameslink services between London and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 3 December

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Redhill and Horley, closing some lines.

Trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

 

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service in the Redhill area on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Horley and between Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge, closing some lines.

Saturday

Gatwick Express services will  run an amended timetable, trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 18 and 48 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will terminate at Reigate with replacement buses running between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Buses will also run between Reigate and Redhill.

Southern services from London Bridge / London Victoria to Tattenham Corner services will run up to 5 minutes later from Purley.

London Bridge / London Victoria to Horsham services will not call at Purley or Salfords.

A replacent bus service will run between Purley and Horley and between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Thameslink services from London Bridge to Brighton will not run.

Some Bedford to Brighton services will call additionally at Balcombe.

Sunday

Gatwick Express services will run an amended timetable, trains will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  •  20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. Trains will depart Reading up to 20 minutes earlier than usual.

Buses will run between Guildford and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 60 minutes.

Buses will also run between Guildford and Redhill.

Some buses in the morning and at night will call additional at either Reigate, Redhill or Gatwick Airport.

Southern services will be amended as follows:

  • London Bridge to Redhill / Tonbridge will not run
  • London Bridge to Horsham / Bognor Regis services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood
  • London Victoria to Brighton services departing at 32 minutes past will not run
  • London Victoria to Brighton services departing at 27 minutes past will be retimed to depart at 32 minutes past and will not call at Redhill but will call at Purley additionally
  • Brighton to London Victoria services departing at 10 minutes past will not run
  • Buses will replace trains between Purley and Horley and aslo between Redhill and Tonbridge

Thameslink services will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. You should use the replacement bus service between Purley and Horley / Gatwick Aiport operated by Southern.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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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