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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.

Revised service between London Victoria and East Croydon

Following engineering work today, trains are now running normally between Balham and Selhurst.

Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Saturday 02 and Sunday 03 December

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Saturday - The only service from London Paddington to Heathrow will be the 04:42. The 00:04 from Heathrow T123 will be the only service running to London Paddington.

Sunday - Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 and then hourly until 23:12. Trains from Heathrow T123 will depart at 07:36 and then hourley until 23:13. An additional service will run art 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sunday - Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:10 and then every 15 minutes until 23:25. Trains departing Heathrow Terminal 5 will do so at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33 and then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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 replacement 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 also between Redhill and Tonbridge.

 

Thameslink services will be amended as follows;

  • Trains will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham or Redhill. You should use the replacement bus service between Purley and Horley / Gatwick Airport operated by Southern.
  • Trains between London Bridge and Brighton will not run
  • Some Bedford to Brighton services will not run

 

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.

You can plan your journey with Southern 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.

Reduced Gatwick Express Service on Sunday 17 December

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and East Croydon, closing some lines.

A reduced, half hourly Gatwick Express service will run at the following times:

  • London Victoria to Gatwick Airport at xx:00 and xx:30
  • Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at xx:20 and xx:50

 

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.

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Saturday 23 December

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Horley, closing the line via Redhill.

A reduced, half-hourly Gatwick Express service will run at the following times:

  • London Victoria to Brighton at xx:00 and xx:30
  • Brighton to London Victoria at xx:18 and xx:48

Check before you travel:

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

Travelling on Gatwick Express over the Christmas week

Customers please note the following amendments to train services over the Christmas week:-

25 December - No service

26 December - No service

1 January - A Sunday service will operate today.

Check before you travel:

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

No Gatwick Express trains on 25 and 26 December

Major route improvement work will affect Gatwick Express services over the Christmas and New Year period.

You can find out more information here.

Reduced Gatwick Express service from Wednesday 27 until Friday 29 December

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Horley, closing the line via Redhill.

A reduced, half-hourly Gatwick Express service will run at the following times:

  • London Victoria to Brighton at xx:00 and xx:30
  • Brighton to London Victoria at xx:18 and xx:48

 

Check before you travel:

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

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Saturday 30 December

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

A half-hourly Gatwick Express service will operate as follows:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Brighton
  • 18 and 48 minutes past the hour from Brighton 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 Saturday 6 January

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 Brighton.
  • 18 and 48 minutes past the hour from Brighton 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 7 January

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Three Bridges, 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 late night Gatwick Express service from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 January

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

Monday to Thursday

The following trains will not run:-

21:30 London Victoria to Brighton

22:26 Brighton to London Victoria

22:55 Brighton to London Victoria

Customers should use alternative Southern services.

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 Saturday 13 January

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

London Victoria to Brighton services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use alternative Southern services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

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 14 January

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and East Croydon, closing some lines.

Trains will operate at as follows:

No Gatwick Express service before 07:30.

  • 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 Saturday 27 January

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

London Victoria to Brighton services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. Customers should use alternative Southern services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

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 28 January

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Balham and East Croydon until 06:35 and between Purley and Gatwick Airport and between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

Trains will operate as follows:

No Gatwick Express service before 06:30.

  • 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.

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