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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.

Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 30 July

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst from 01:20 until 10:00 and after 21:30 on Sunday, closing some lines.

From 01:15 until 07:00, buses will replace Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

From 07:00 until 10:00, 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.

Between 10:00 and 21:45, a normal service will run.

From 21:45 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

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 service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 6 August

Engineering work is taking place at Redhill, closing one of the platforms.

Great Western services between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be retimed to run slightly later than usual between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

It is not yet known if Gatwick Express, Southern or Thameslink services will be affected by this engineering work. 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 services until 10:00 Sunday 20 August

Until 07:00, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing all lines and between 07:00 and 10:00 only some lines are closed.

Until 07:00, Gatwick Express trains are replaced by buses throughout.

Between 07:00 and 10:00, trains will run half hourly between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. After 10:00 a normal service will run.

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 2 and Sunday 3 September

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, 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 Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Salfords 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 Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September

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 will leave Brighton at 18 and 48 minutes past the hour (calling at Gatwick Airport at 45 and 15 minutes past the hour).

On Sunday, a half hourly service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, leaving London Victoria on and at half past the hour. Services will leave Brighton at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

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 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.

No trains between London Bridge / New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction via Sydenham on Sunday 1 October

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction, closing some lines.

Thameslink - It is not yet known how Thameslink are affected by this engineering work.

London Overground - No service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: (bus starts at London Bridge) - New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace - Anerley (also for Penge West) - Norwood Junction - Selhurst - West Croydon. No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Rail replacement buses will run as follows: New Cross Gate - Brockley - Honor Oak Park - Forest Hill - Sydenham - Crystal Palace.

Southern - Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / West Croydon via Sydenham.

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with Thameslink, 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 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 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.

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