Essential rail passengers advised to check before travelling during Easter engineering work
Network Rail and Southern are reminding passengers to continue to follow Government advice and only use public transport for essential journeys over Easter.
Network Rail are undertaking a reduced programme of engineering work over the Easter weekend, and into the following week, that will affect a number of services, so people who must travel are advised to check journey planners in advance.
Changes to Southern services are as follows:
– From 10 April to 20 April services that usually run to and from Guildford will run only to and from Epsom.
– No trains at Sutton on Sunday 12 April
– Buses replace overnight trains between Lewes and Seaford / Polegate / Eastbourne from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 April
Details of service changes are available on the Southern website at https://www.southernrailway.com.
Chris Fowler, Customer Service Director for Southern and Gatwick Express, said: “We thank passengers who have to travel over the Easter weekend for their patience while Network Rail undertake vital maintenance and improvements. Please don’t travel unless it is absolutely essential, and do check a journey planner before you set off. You might need to allow extra time for your journey.”
Govia Thameslink Railway
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) operates Thameslink, Great Northern, Southern and Gatwick Express services as follows:
Thameslink – cross-London services between Bedford/Peterborough/Cambridge and Brighton/Horsham/Littlehampton/East Grinstead, and between Luton/St Albans and Sutton/Wimbledon/Rainham; plus services between London and Sevenoaks
Great Northern – services between London and Welwyn, Hertford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King’s Lynn
Southern – services between London and the Sussex coast (Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Hastings) and parts of Surrey, Kent and Hampshire (Ashford International, Southampton, Portsmouth)
Gatwick Express – fast, non-stop direct services between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria
www.southernrailway.com, www.thameslinkrailway.com, www.gatwickexpress.com, www.greatnorthernrail.com