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.

Engineering work affecting Great Northern / Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express

The Great Northern, Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express service on most routes affected by engineering work has now ended.

Amended Gatwick Express service until 06:20 on Sunday 24 June

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines until 06:20.

The 05:00 and 05:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport services will be replaced by buses.

The 05:48 and 06:18 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will also be replaced by buses.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday and by updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

Buses replace early morning Gatwick Express trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 1 July

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

The following trains will be replaced by a rail replacement bus:

  • 05:00 and 05:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 05:48 and 06:18 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday and by updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 each night from 22:00 Monday 2 until Thursday 5 July

Engineering work is taking place each night from 22:30 between Horley and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

The following trains will not run (Monday to Thursday):

  • 22:00 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 22:53 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

 

Customers may use alternative Gatwick Express or Southern services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

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 checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 from 21:00 on Sunday 15 July

Engineering works are taking place between London Victoria and East Croydon from 21:45 until the end of service on Sunday 15 July.

As a result of this, from approximately 21:00 a half hourly service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

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 find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 

Buses replace Gatwick Express services until 07:00 on Sunday 15 July

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Balham until 07:00 on Sunday 15 July.

As a result of this, buses will replace Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport until 07:00.

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 find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening East Midlands Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August

Engineering work is taking place each evening between Bedford and Wellingborough, closing some lines.

Monday:

The 23:21 Sheffield to Derby service will arrive earlier than usual at Derby.

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will arrive in London later than usual.

The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras service will arrive in London later than usual.

The 21:50 London St Pancras to East Midlands Parkway service arrives later than usual at East Midlands Parkway.

The 22:00 and 23:08 London St Pancras to Nottingham services will arrive at Nottingham later than usual.

The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service arrives later than usual at Sheffield.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will arrive at Leicester later than usual.

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras service will depart Leicester earlier than usual, at 04:42.

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.

Project Information:

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

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