Buses replace trains over festive period

Network Rail


Engineering work will mean no Southern or Thameslink services at stations in the Redhill area, including Reigate, over the Christmas period.

Southern and Thameslink webpages say:

“From Saturday 23 December to Monday 1 January inclusive, there will be no train service at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill, Reigate, Earlswood, Salford or at stations between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Buses will serve these stations and journey times considerably extended.

Services between London, Gatwick and the coast will continue to operate, but to a reduced frequency.

Great Western Railway services will not operate between Reigate and Gatwick.”

Although Great Western Railway will not operate between Reigate and Gatwick, it will operate to/from the west (e.g. Dorking Deepdene, Reading etc.)

In addition there are the ‘normal’ service reductions/removals that occur over the Christmas period, including no services on Christmas Day, only some buses elsewhere on the Southern network on Boxing Day, and amended timetables on other days.

The National Rail website can be used to plan journeys.