September 29 2022, Kimpton Fitzroy London
Friday 30 September 2022, JW Marriott Grosvenor
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
A number of peak time Gatwick Express trains will be withdrawn from October 25 to November 3 when work is carried out on the section of line between Redhill and Purley.
Some services on the non-stop link between the airport and London Victoria will be axed to allow Southern trains to run from Redhill via Earlswood in the path of a number of Gatwick Express trains, which will be withdrawn.
A Gatwick Express spokesman said: ”We have to do these works roughly every two to three years. Services will be half-hourly, instead of every 15 minutes for roughly one and a half hours every afternoon and morning.”
The changes mean the Gatwick Express will run from Victoria at 0615, 0645, 0715 and 0745 in the morning before reverting to the normal 15-minute frequency. In the evening, they will run from London at 1645, 1715, 1745 and 1815.
From Gatwick, the alterations mean there will be trains leaving at 0705, 0735, 0805 and 0835 in the morning and again at 1735, 1805, 1835 and 1905 before normal service is resumed.
Southern is still compiling its own special timetable for the works, but travellers to Gatwick on Southern”s Victoria-Brighton stopping service will have their journey lengthened on both Sundays throughout the period as trains will stop additionally at Purley and Horley.
The exact period of the works takes place from 0100 on Saturday October 25 until 0400 on Monday November 3. They centre on the two miles of track around the Merstham Tunnel, on which ”2.2 million is being spent.
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