Thursday 25 May 2017
Passengers in the south east of England are advised to check before they travel this bank holiday
- South East
Passengers in the south east are reminded to check before they travel this Spring bank holiday weekend as Network Rail continues to rebuild London Bridge and the surrounding tracks as part of the Thameslink Programme.
Between Saturday 27 May and Monday 29 May, installation of signalling equipment on the tracks approaching London Bridge will affect Southeastern services. There will be no trains to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East or London Bridge. Trains will be diverted to alternative London stations.
On Sunday 28 May, engineering work is taking place to install new sets of points, which allow trains to cross from one track to another, on the Thameslink route between Farringdon and Loughborough Junction. No trains will run between London St Pancras International and Elephant & Castle.
Further signalling work will also affect Southern services on all three days of the bank holiday. Buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Epsom Downs. Work in the Redhill area will mean no trains between Purley to Horley via Redhill, Reigate to Gatwick Airport via Redhill, and Redhill to Edenbridge.
Meanwhile, Crossrail is continuing to erect its overhead line power supply in the Abbey Wood area, meaning no trains between Plumstead and Slade Dartford on Sunday and Monday.
Passengers are advised to check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk www.southeasternrailway.co.uk, www.southernrailway.com or www.thameslinkrailway.com. Alternatively, you can follow our engineering work on Twitter using the hashtag #SpringBHworks.
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.