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Planned engineering work

Details of planned engineering works on the Thameslink network.

  • To maintain and improve the railway, Network Rail carries out regular planned engineering works on the Thameslink network
  • Work normally takes place at weekends or after 10 pm – but occasionally services are impacted at other times
  • Information will be available here as soon as it is available
  • Additionally, services may be subject to alteration as part of our amended timetable
  • Please check before travelling, and see our live departures and arrivals for up-to-the-minute information

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Engineering work for Today

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

20 October - 21 October 2018 11:59 PM

Routes affected:
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Littlehampton Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Additional information

Gatwick Express trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.


Customers travelling direct between London Victoria and Brighton are advised to use direct trains between London Victoria and Brighton via and calling at Horsham, Littlehampton, Angmering, Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. Journey times will be around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Trains between London Victoria and Ore will only run between Brighton and Ore calling additionally at London Road (Brighton), Moulsecoomb and Falmer.

Trains between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor Regis will now divide at Barham and will call additionally at Christs Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel and Ford.

Trains between London Victoria and Southampton Central will call additionally at Billingshurst, Pulborough and Arundel.

Thameslink customers should use Southern replacement buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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


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.


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