Festive changes to East Grinstead rail timetable

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Three ‘significant’ upgrades scheduled to take place on the main railway line from East Grinstead into Victoria over the Christmas and New Year will mean changes to the usual timetable.

The infrastructure inprovements include:

a new platform and associated track and signalling work at Gatwick Airport which will provide greater flexibility for train services calling at the station from February 2014

a major junction replacement between Redhill and Purley which will remove the need for speed restrictions and increase the railway’s reliability

the completion of work to new signalling between London Victoria and Battersea

During the period that the work is being carried out Southern will run a revised service, and Gatwick Express services will not run from 25 December to January 1.

More information on these service revisions can be seen at www.southernrailway.com/christmas and www.gatwickexpress.com/christmas.

One option for passengers will be to travel to and from London via East Grinstead on a direct train.

Frequent rail replacement buses will run between East Grinstead station and Gatwick Airport or Three Bridges, with trains to/from stations further south.

East Grinstead station will therefore be a hub for passengers changing at the station for their onward travel.