Brighton mainline engineering work: here’s what you need to know
Network Rail said that from 12:01 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, train services will be reduced to a single line operating in both directions between East Croydon and Earlswood due to works in the Coulsdon area.
As a result, rail services will be limited and are expected to be very busy.
Where possible, Network Rail advises passengers to travel later in the day between London and the Sussex coast.
While construction is in progress, limited train service will operate on the East Croydon section of the line at Gatwick Airport.
This means that only one train will run every 90 minutes between London and Brighton, it will run to and from London Victoria via East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. It will be the only train operating as a “direct service”.
Network Rail said there would be no rail service between Redhill and East Croydon.
Alternative rail buses will operate between Redhill and East Croydon, and East Grinstead and Gatwick Airport.
Trains will run between Redhill and Brighton, Redhill and Ore via Lewes, and Redhill and Portsmouth & Southsea every 60 minutes.
Shaun King, Route Director for Sussex, said: “I apologize for the disruption of passenger journeys due to this work, but only by doing this kind of work can we continue to offer journeys. reliable to passengers. I urge passengers to check before traveling this weekend.
Chris Fowler, Director of Customer Service for Southern, said: “Services between London and the South Coast will be extremely limited on Sunday mornings while Network Rail does this essential work, so we advise customers not to travel before 2pm, unless your trip is absolutely necessary.
“If you have to travel, plan a lot of extra time and wear a face cover in crowded spaces, out of respect for others. “