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
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 38,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.