Southern’s winter timetable has “many minor retimings”

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Southern’s winter timetable will be introduced on Sunday, December 8, with changes to the timing of several services, including two late night trains from London.

The timetable coincides with the introduction of ten-car trains on some of Southern’s busiest routes into London via Hackbridge, Gypsy Hill and Norbury.

The new timetable contains many minor retimings across the network, which are designed to improve performance, particularly in the Gatwick area, so passengers are advised to check train times before they travel.

There are two last Monday to Saturday trains, which will leave earlier than in the previous timetable. These are the 11:47pm London Victoria to Horsham service, which will leave Victoria at 11.40pm and the 11.49pm London Victoria to Oxted service, which will leave Victoria at 11.47pm.

The early departure of these services will allow Network Rail to carry out vital maintenance and minor repairs overnight on the Brighton Main Line.

This frees up track access on Sundays so that three services per hour between Victoria and Brighton can now be maintained all year round.

Timetables are available from staffed Southern stations and can be downloaded and printed by visiting: southernrailway.com/timetables