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  Network Rail
September 2020
Dear Passenger, 

We are delighted to bring you our latest update on some projects taking place in the Southern region with a focus on our Sussex route, which I hope you find of interest.

This is a recent message from Thameslink trains about their new timetable and travel guidance:


We will be introducing a new timetable on Monday 6th July, for those customers whose journey is necessary. The new timetable is live in the journey planners, so that you can check your journey now.

If you do need to use our services, please follow this guidance:

  • You must wear a face covering on public transport - while there are very important medical exemptions, this is a simple thing everyone who can, should do to help reduce the risk to others.
  • Please follow the government social distancing guidelines
  • Always check your journey before you travel
  • Book tickets online and use contactless payments wherever possible
  • Avoid travelling in busy hours– The busiest time on our network is now 06:00-07:30. We highlight busy trains through alerts in journey planners, there is advice on our website and announcements at stations. If you can, planning to travel on a quieter train will help everyone to promote social distancing
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • When waiting for a train, avoid crowding the exit doors when leaving the train and allow your fellow passengers to leave the train safely
Find out more


  Network Rail
Dear Passenger, 

With Christmas fast approaching, we are preparing for our Christmas engineering works which you can read more about below. We have had a busy year in Network Rail with transformational changes taking place. We will continue to keep you updated in the New Year.
Sussex: News on the route


Check Before You Travel

Please check before travelling this Christmas. Engineering works are taking place across the network - passengers can check their journeys by visiting the National Rail website.

/ Planned engineering work 4 November - 5 December


Monday 4 to Friday 8 November 2019
From 00:10 until 04:45 
• The 21:18 Luton to Rainham service will terminate at Gillingham (Mon, Wed, Thu). Change at Gillingham for Southeastern services.
• The 01:24 Dartford to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Gravesend and Gillingham (Tue, Thu, Fri).

Saturday 9 November 2019
All day 
• Thameslink trains will be diverted and unable to call at stations between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon. Please use local TfL bus services.

From approximately 23:00 until the end of service
• Some services from Rainham will terminate at Kentish Town. Customers should change at London St Pancras International for trains to West Hampstead Thameslink and other destinations.

/ Planned engineering work 6 - 31 October 


Sunday 6 October 2019
Until 07:30
• No trains between London King's Cross and Alexandra Palace / Potters Bar. Use London Buses / Underground between London King's Cross and Finsbury Park / Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace / Great Northern services to Potters Bar.
Until 08:45
• No trains between London King's Cross and Finsbury Park. Use London Underground between London King's Cross and Finsbury Park.
All day
• Sutton route trains will operate between Luton and Wimbledon. Use London Buses between Wimbledon and Sutton and between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.
• Trains between London and Rainham will start / terminate at Gravesend. 
• Use Southeastern trains between Gravesend and Rochester and replacement buses between Rochester and Rainham.
• Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.