Major changes to rail services this weekend

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Engineering works have caused major changes to rail services to and from London Victoria this weekend with only three trains operating per hour on Sunday, November 15.

In a statement Southern Rail has announced due to works being carried out by Network Rail between London Victoria and Selhurst on November 14 and 15 some lines will be closed and a reduced service will run to and from London Victoria. Some services have been amended to start and terminate at London Bridge.

The statement reads: “Only three trains per hour instead of the usual 22 will operate from Victoria all day on Sunday which means that trains are expected to be extremely busy. Passengers are advised to use London Bridge if possible.

“Gatwick Express services will not run at the weekend, so passengers are advised to travel on Southern services.

“Saturday/Sunday and Sunday/Monday overnight train services will be diverted into London Bridge with a replacement bus service operating between London Victoria and London Bridge, London Victoria and Clapham Junction, Clapham Junction and East Croydon.

“On Sunday, a reduced train service will run to London Victoria. An hourly service to Brighton, an hourly service to Littlehampton and an hourly service to Lewes will run. An hourly service from London Bridge to Brighton will also run.

“London Victoria to East Grinstead train services and London Victoria to Dorking train services via Mitcham Junction will run to London Bridge. A bus service will run between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. Gatwick Express train services will not run. Southern metro services will be amended with some starting at Clapham Junction.”

It also states the 05:02 London Victoria to Brighton and the 05:32 London Victoria to Ore services on Monday morning (November 16) will be diverted to start from London Bridge.

Full details of this weekend’s changes can be found at southernrailway.com

A list of the major changes are stated below:

Saturday November 14

n The 31 minutes past the hour services to Horsham will not run.

n The 51 minutes past the hour services to Brighton will not run.

n The Gatwick Express services will not run.

n The seven minutes and the 37 minutes past the hour services to Brighton have been changed to 15 and 45 minutes past the hour calling at East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath and Brighton.

n The 16 minutes past the hour services to Littlehampton and Eastbourne have been changed to five minutes past the hour and have been diverted after Clapham Junction via Crystal Palace.

n The 46 minutes past the hour services to Ore and Littlehampton have been changed to 35 minutes past the hour and have been diverted after Clapham Junction via Crystal Palace.

n The two minutes past the hour services to Portsmouth Harbour & Bognor Regis will start from London Bridge.

n The 23 and 53 minutes past the hour services to East Grinstead have been diverted after Clapham Junction via Crystal Palace calling additionally at Norwood Junction.

n 13 and 43 minutes past the hour services to Caterham have been changed to 16 and 43 minutes past the hour and have been diverted after Balham calling at Streatham Hill, Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction instead of Streatham Common, Norbury, Thornton Heath and Selhurst. A bus will run from Balham.

n The six minutes and 36 minutes past the hour services to Sutton have been extended to Dorking calling additionally at Cheam, Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Dorking.

n Customers for Mitcham Eastfields, Mitcham Junction, Hackbridge and Carshalton should travel to Balham for a replacement bus service to Streatham Common for another replacement bus service from there.

n The one minute and past the hour services to Dorking will not run.

n The three minute and 33 minutes past the hour services to Sutton will not run.

n The 17 and 47 minutes past the hour services to Epsom will not run.

n The 19 and 49 minutes past the hour services to London Bridge will not run.

n The 23 minutes past the hour services to Epsom Downs will not run.

n The 53 minutes past the hour services to Epsom will not run.

Additionally overnight Saturday London Bridge will operate services to Three Bridges and buses will run between Victoria and London Bridge and Victoria and Clapham Junction.

Sunday 15th November:

n The Gatwick Express services will not run.

n The two minutes past the hour services to Bognor Regis will start from London Bridge.

n The six minutes past the hour services to Brighton have been changed to 11 minutes past the hour and will start from Southeastern platforms.

n The eight and 28 minutes past the hour services to Caterham will start from Clapham Junction.

n The ten and 40 minutes past the hour services to Dorking will start from London Bridge.

n The 17 minutes past the hour services to Portsmouth Harbour and Littlehampton have been changed to 59 minutes past the hour and will start from Southeastern platforms.

n The 22 and 52 minutes past the hour services to Epsom will not run.

n The 23 and 53 minutes past the hour services to East Grinstead will start from London Bridge.

n The 24 and 54 minutes past the hour services to Sutton will start from Clapham Junction.

n The 27 minutes past the hour services to Brighton will not run.

n The 32 minutes past the hour services to Brighton will start from London Bridge.

n The 47 minutes past the hour services to Ore have been diverted to Brighton and Lewes, and changed to 29 minutes past the hour.

Additionally buses will run to Clapham Junction.

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