Rail travel update over New Year weekend

(Information courtesy of the Southern Railway website)

Because of engineering work in the Victoria area, from today until 2 January 2023 there will be no services to or from London Victoria. Trains that usually run to or from London Victoria will be amended to run to or from London Bridge instead. Trains that usually run to or from London Bridge will run to an amended festive timetable in order to accommodate the diverted services.

There will be no Gatwick Express trains running so you are advised to use Southern or Thameslink services to London Bridge

Please check before you travel

If you are travelling to London for the New Year celebrations, please make sure to check your journey. On some routes, the last trains will depart before midnight.

Due to engineering works there will be no trains to or from London Victoria.

Please see below for the last departures from:
London Bridge to:
Brighton (and stations to Worthing) : 00:07
East Grinstead : 23:22
Gatwick Airport (via Redhill) : 00:15
Horsham : 23:43

London St Pancras to :
Brighton : 23:00 – Thameslink service
Haywards Heath : 00:54 – Thameslink service

For the most up to date information and to plan your journey to or from your local station, visit National Rail.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION will also be affecting services over the coming weeks. More information on what this will mean to your journey can be on the Southern and Thameslink websites.

28 December to 2 January – Major engineering works will affect London Victoria and an amended festive timetable will run on other routes
3 & 4, 6 & 7 January – RMT strike day – Limited service, only travel if absolutely necessary.
5 January – ASLEF strike day – No Trains
8 January – first services will begin much later than normal, with no services before 7am
There is also an RMT overtime ban until 2 January. Southern and Thameslink plan to run the normal planned service on any other day during this period, however there may be short-notice cancellations and amendments

Please make sure you check your entire journey before you travel at National Rail Enquiries.