An Uckfield Line train at Buxted

Uckfield Line passengers warned of Easter travel disruption

Uckfield Line passengers face disruption over the Easter weekend.

On Saturday, March 31, people going to London Bridge will face two changes – including one at East Croydon and then at Selhurst, London Blackfriars or Streatham Common.

Journey times will be extended by around 45 minutes.

Services from London Bridge are similarly affected and will not depart at the usual times.

London Victoria

Generally speaking, passengers will be best going to East Croydon and changing for London Victoria.

On Sunday, the usual shuttle will operate between Uckfield/Buxted and Oxted where passengers can change for London Victoria.

Services via East Croydon to London Bridge are disrupted.

Bank holiday Monday

An hourly service is in operation on bank holiday Monday from Uckfield/Buxted with the first departure at 0634hrs from Uckfield.

Check before you travel at National Rail Enquiries.

Network Rail said in a media release that it was spending £10m in the region to improve the railways.

Part of the work is to instal new track between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction which is the direct route between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Region’s economy

John Halsall, Network Rail’s South East route managing director, said:  “The railway in the South East is the busiest in the country, delivering hundreds of thousands of people to and from work each day and helping support and drive the region’s economy.

“It also means we have to carry out a more intensive programme of maintenance and renewals than other areas to keep people moving safely and reliably, which is what we’re doing this Easter weekend.

“The work we do really is essential to keeping people and goods moving in the South East and bank holidays are a quieter time, meaning we’re able to keep disruption to passengers to a minimum.

“There will still be some changes to services, so please do check before you travel.”

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