Travel disruption this weekend and into next week

Train services on the main line between Haywards Heath and London are being disrupted this weekend and into next week

Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs “Southern” and “Thameslink” services reported that sensors have picked up movement in the track between Redhill and Gatwick Airport, and to ensure the safety of customers, a 5mph speed restriction is now in place on a short section of the railway.

This reduces the number of trains that can pass the section per hour, and as a result the following changes have been made to services:

  1. Southern services between London Victoria and Brighton will not operate. Customers to/from Brighton should use Thameslink services and change at Haywards Heath, Three Bridges or East Croydon.

Other Southern and Thameslink services will operate as normal, but you are advised that services in the area may be delayed and you should  allow additional time before travelling and check journeys at www.nationalrail.co.uk

A spokesperson said: “engineers expect to be able to repair the damaged section without further disruption. A plan is currently in development, however at this point we anticipate that train services will be affected until at least Thursday 11th February”