Friday March 22, 2019
  • Site last updated at 6:32pm on Thursday 21st March 2019.
Dear Passenger,

We are delighted to let you know that the line from Three Bridges to Lewes will remain open this weekend. Work will still take place on the line from Three Bridges to Brighton, which remains closed. 

Replacement buses will run from Brighton and all stations to and from Haywards Heath. Please always check your journey before you travel on theNational Rail Journey Planner

The work taking place this weekend, 23-24 March 2019, will be:
  • Keymer Junction to Montpellier Junction/Hove
  • Insulated Block Joint recovery and re-railing at Balcombe
  • Balcombe Tunnel junction renewal including signal moves and track circuit conversions
There are three weekends of work remaining - Sat 30 & Sun 31 March, Sun 07 April and Sun 05 May. The previously advertised work on 06 April has been postponed to accommodate Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club fans to travel to and from Wembley on Saturday, 06 April. The team have historically reached the FA Cup semi-finals and will meet Manchester City in what is set to be a thrilling game. As soon as we were made aware of the date and time of the game, we started discussions to reschedule the work planned for 06 April.  

We will let you know as soon as we have a date for the rescheduled work.  
Thank you for your continued support. 

The Brighton Main Line Improvement Project Team

/ 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. 


Please click below to see the Reedham Station Timetable:

Dear Passenger,

Please be reminded that work on the Brighton Main Line will continue this weekend.  Work will include: 
  • Preparation for work on Balcombe Tunnel 
  • Ballast Cleaning
  • Track work from Haywards Heath to Keymer Junction
9 DAYS TO GO to the 9-day Line closures!
With the 9-day line closure starting on Sat 16 Feb, please ensure you keep up to date with travel advice information and details of any impacts on station car parks. Please always check your journey before you travel on the National Rail Journey Planner 

Season ticket holders will be eligible to apply for free car parking in the Gatwick area, for easy train connections to London. You may already have heard from GTR but for ease of reference, to take advantage of this offer, please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, 8 February 2019, stating: Your email address, Your vehicle registration number, Your approximate daily arrival time and Your Rail Season Ticket number.

We would like to thank you for your support to date.
Lewes to Seaford Resignalling Project
As you will remember, the Lewes to Seaford Resignalling Project is a scheme to enable the replacement of infrastructure with modern, more reliable technology.

Key dates for the work are:
  • 07 -10 March 2019 and several weekends.
Under new GDPR regulations, we must create a new dedicated mailing list for this project.  If you wish to sign up to this passenger newsletter, please use the following link 
In order to gauge the level of awareness around this project, we would also ask you to complete the attached survey at
We would like to thank you for your continued support and will keep you updated on the project.

The Brighton Main Line Improvement Project Team

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