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Rail closures: Here's what you need to know to plan your journey.

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Rail closures: Here's what you need to know to plan your journey.

Published at 7:00am 24th February 2018.

Trains between London and Gatwick will not run for the next three Sundays and passengers are being urged to plan their journeys carefully.

Planned rail closures means there will be no service on 25th February, 4th March and 11th March.

Services to and from Guildford via Cobham will only run between Surbiton and Guildford.

A limited service will operate between the airport and Brighton during the same period when trains to and from London will start and terminate at Redhill.

Buses will replace trains between Redhill - Gatwick - Three Bridges.

A further bus replacement service will run from Redhill to Three Bridges, also calling at Earlswood, Salfords, Horley and Gatwick. 

National Express Coaches will increase services during the rail closures. 

Network Rail are replacing a key junction at Earlswood, near Redhill, as part of a £300m track modernisation programme.

More works will take place between Gatwick and Three Bridges over the May bank holiday weekend. 

From May this year, new direct Thameslink services will start from Gatwick to both Cambridge and Peterborough for the first time, and will also see a train leaving the airport for London with tube like frequency – every three minutes.

South Western Railway have said that: "Ongoing problems with industry planning processes means that some weekend train timetables are currently displaying incorrectly."

"There is no quick fix and we anticipate the issue will continue for some time."

If you're travelling this weekend you are advised to refer to the PDF files on their website, as the information uploaded to Journey Planners is not yet complete.