Southern announces Christmas and New Year services

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TRAIN operator Southern has released its Christmas and New Year time table.

It will be operating services over the holiday period as follows:

Saturday December 24 (Christmas Eve) - a Saturday service will be in operation across the Southern network, but this will wind down early.

Passengers are advised to check with National Rail Enquiries for last train times on 08457 48 49 50 (Textphone 0845 60 50 600), or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

There are no planned engineering works for the 24th.

Sunday December 25 (Christmas Day)

There will be no train service across the Southern network, but a Gatwick Express coach service will be provided between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport non-stop every 30 minutes.

Journey time will be approximately one hour.

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

The first coach for Gatwick Airport leaves London Victoria at 06:30, arriving at Gatwick Airport at 07:30 then every 30 minutes until the last coach leaves London Victoria at 16:30, arriving at Gatwick Airport at 17:30.

Monday 26 December 2011 (Boxing Day)

A special Boxing Day service will operate on the following routes only:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport – Non stop

London Victoria to Brighton calling at East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill

London Victoria to Sutton via Selhurst calling at all stations

London Victoria to Croydon via Crystal Palace calling at all stations

Tuesday 27 December 2011 (Bank Holiday)

A Saturday service will be in operation across the Southern network.

Overnight services will not operate and services will commence from 05:00.

Due to engineering works in the London Victoria area, buses will run between London Victoria and Peckham Rye calling at all stations to Denmark Hill and also East Dulwich.

For other planned engineering works see www.southern.co.uk.

Wednesday 28 December 2011 to Friday 30 December 2011

The off-peak service will be the same as a Saturday timetable, but peak periods will be modified so passengers are asked to check train times before they travel.

Saturday 31 December 2011 (New Year‘s Eve)

A Saturday service will be in operation across the Southern network.

Sunday 01 January 2012 (New Year’s Day)

A Sunday service will be in operation across the Southern network.

Monday 02 January 2012 (Bank Holiday)

A Saturday service will be in operation across the Southern network.

For more information visit www.southern.co.uk.