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.

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 train services before 06:30.

  • Before 06:30, replacement buses will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only.

 

After 06:30, the following amended service will run:
  • 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 11 February

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

A half-hourly service will operate between London Victoria 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 on Sunday 18 February

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Selhurst and also between Purley and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

There is no Gatwick Express service on Sunday 18 February. Passengers should use 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.

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Edenbridge / Three Bridges on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

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

Saturday:

Gatwick Express:

A half hourly service will run between London Victoria and Brighton, calling at Gatwick Airport. London Victoria to Gatwick Airport services will not run.

Southern:

An amended timetable will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.

London Victoria to Ore / Littlehampton services will be amended to run hourly.

Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Edenbridge, and also between Redhill and Three Bridges, calling at all stations.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Edenbridge and Tonbridge, and fewer trains than usual will call at Earlswood and Salfords stations.

Thameslink:

An severely reduced timetable will be in operation across all Thameslink services.

Sunday:

Gatwick Express:

A half hourly service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, calling at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Redhill. London Victoria to Brighton services will not run.

Southern:

London Victoria to Brighton services will not run at all.

London Bridge to Tonbridge services will instead start from London Victoria, and will make additional calls at Clapham Junction and Selhurst.

London Victoria to Bognor Regis services will run between Three Bridges and Bognor Regis, calling additionally at Crawley, Ifield and Littlehaven.

London Victoria to Ore services will operate between Three Bridges and Polegate.

London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour / Littlehampton will run between Three Bridges and Chichester / Littlehampton.

Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Three Bridges calling at all stations.

Thameslink:

An severely reduced timetable will be in operation across all Thameslink services.

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 between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton on Saturday 24 February

Engineering work is taking place between Stoats Nest Junction and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

All day Saturday London Victoria to Gatwick Airport services will not run.

London Victoria to Brighton services departure time from London Victoria will be amended to 29 and 59 past the hour.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Amended Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton on Sunday 25 February

Engineering work is taking place between Stoats Nest Junction and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

All day Sunday London Victoria to Brighton services will not run.

A half hourly service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport calling at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Redhill.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Amended Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton on Saturday 3 March

Engineering work is taking place between Stoats Nest Junction and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

All day Saturday London Victoria to Gatwick Airport services will not run.

London Victoria to Brighton services departure time from London Victoria will be amended to 29 and 59 past the hour.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

Amended service at Redhill on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway

Trains from Reading will terminate at Redhill. Buses will run between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 25 minutes. It may be necessary to leave 15 minutes earlier to maintain connections at Reigate.

Other trains will run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink

It is not yet known how these train operators will be affected by this engineering work.

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 between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton on Sunday 4 March

Engineering work is taking place between Stoats Nest Junction and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

All day Sunday London Victoria to Brighton services will not run.

A half hourly service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport calling at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Redhill.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

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

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