Press release -
Section of Brighton Main Line to close for engineering work
Govia Thameslink Railway and Network Rail are reminding passengers that the Brighton Main Line will be closed between South Croydon and Redhill on Sunday, 2 February.
Network Rail will be working on the switches and crossings at Stoats Nest Junction near Purley. These are the moveable rail sections that guide trains from one track to another and this work will support ongoing reliability, reducing the risk of defects on the crossings. To do this requires a closure of all the lines in the area.
Passengers travelling between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport are recommended to use diverted Southern trains that will run via Clapham Junction, Horsham and Three Bridges.
Rail replacement buses will run between East Croydon and Redhill, East Grinstead, and Gatwick Airport and between East Croydon and Tattenham Corner.
There will be no Gatwick Express trains and Thameslink services will terminate at London King’s Cross or East Croydon.
For specific journey details go to https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
For further information about travel options on Sunday, February 2, visit https://www.southernrailway.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/planned-engineering-work
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