Sunday July 21, 2019
  • Site last updated at 11:34am on Friday 19th July 2019.

/ Planned engineering work 7 July- 28 July 


Sunday 7 July 2019
From 00:05 until 08:15
• Buses replace trains between Bedford and Luton.
• Northbound trains between Sutton (via Mitcham Junction / Wimbledon) and Bedford / Luton / St Albans City will terminate at London Blackfriars. Change at London Blackfriars for other services. 
• Revised timetable between Brighton / Three Bridges and Bedford.

From 00:55 until 08:15
• Buses replace trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

From 01:45 until 07:15
• Buses replace trains between Rochester and Gillingham / Rainham.

Start of service until 08:45
• Trains between Luton and Orpington / London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be diverted and unable to stop at stations via Catford. Use replacement buses between Bromley South and London Blackfriars.
• No trains to / from London King's Cross / Moorgate.
• Replacement buses will operate between Finsbury Park and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage (via Hertford North).
• Trains to / from Cambridge / King's Lynn / Peterborough will start / terminate at New Barnet, with replacement buses between New Barnet and Finsbury Park.
• Use London Underground / Buses between Finsbury Park and London King's Cross / Moorgate.

East Coast Track Upgrade 24th and 25th August 2019

• No Great Northern or Thameslink services between London King’s Cross / St Pancras / Moorgate and Peterborough / Cambridge / Watton-at-Stone. We’re advising people not to travel on these routes on these dates

• Replacement buses run a very limited service, for essential journeys only, about every 30 minutes from 0500 to 2300. No early morning or late night services

• Bedford line services will be much busier than usual with extra passengers diverted from the Peterborough line

Please click below to see the local train timetables:

Dear Passenger,

Just to let you know that work continues overnight on the Brighton Main Line improvement project this Sunday, 5 May with lines re-opening at 09.30am.

There will be replacement buses between Three Bridges/Haywards Heath to Brighton.  Some Southern train services to/from London Victoria will operate but will be diverted between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Lewes with extended journey times. Trains will operate as normal from 09.30am, so passengers will be able to get to the Brighton Festival early on Sunday. Festival events on the Saturday will not be impacted as trains will run from London as normal.  

Work taking place on the Brighton Main Line will include: 
  • Keymer Junction to Montpelier 
  • Re-railing at Preston Park
  • Scrap rail removal at Hassocks
We are still awaiting a date for the work which was postponed to accommodate Brighton fans travelling to the FA Cup semi-final (6 April). We will update you as soon as we have this information. 

Please check if travelling between Lewes to Seaford on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May 2019. Buses will replace trains between Lewes and Seaford this weekend as engineering work takes place along the line.  Please check your journey before you travel on the National Rail Journey Planner 

/ From Sunday 19 May - Saturday 14 December 


Monday to Friday
• An additional 29 trains will operate every weekday with an additional service each hour in both directions between Cambridge and Brighton, doubling the frequency of this service at peak times and throughout most of the day. These services will call at stations on the Cambridge line, Hitchin, Stevenage, through central London and on to Brighton via Gatwick Airport. 

• With the addition of these services, from Monday 20 May we will be operating 20 trains per hour through central London stations on weekdays.

• Other Thameslink services will continue to operate to the current timetable, with additional stops at some Cambridge route stations. There are minor changes to other services, with some trains departing earlier at stations from Royston to Hitchin.

• An additional 180 services will operate on Saturdays.

• There will be a new hourly service between Cambridge and Brighton. In addition the service frequency will be doubled on the following routes with: two additional services operating per hour between Bedford and Gatwick Airport and one additional service per hour between Kentish Town and Rainham.

• Other Saturday services will continue to operate to the current timetable.

• An additional 100 services will operate on Sundays.

• There will be a new hourly service between Cambridge and Gatwick Airport. An additional service will also operate each hour on the following routes: between Bedford and Gatwick Airport, Bedford and Three Bridges and between Kentish Town and Rainham. This doubles the frequency of trains between Bedford and Gatwick Airport and Kentish Town and Rainham.

• In the afternoon two services per hour will now operate between Sutton and St Albans City. 

Please check for alterations before you travel, as engineering work often takes place at weekends. 


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