Bad news for those looking to travel to Gatwick via the railways over the next three Sundays. Due to engineering work on the 25th February, 4th March and 11th March trains between London and Gatwick will be cancelled on those days.
The work is to replace a key junction at Earlswood, where both the slow and fast lines to Gatwick converge. This comes as part of the £300m track modernisation programme designed to improve our rail links for faster, safer journeys.
A replacement bus service will be available at Redhill, where the trains will start and terminate, to escort those who are affected by the closures the six miles to and from Gatwick airport. The replacement service is thought to increase the journey by 30 minutes.
Those who will be travelling to Gatwick during this time, using the replacement service, should leave plenty of time to allow for delays to ensure they reach the airport in time for their flight. Under most travel insurance policies, missing a flight due to transport delays which were announced before the day of travel will not be covered.
From May 2018, a direct line will link Gatwick with Cambridge and Peterborough.