Rush hour train changes for Balcombe, Three Bridges, Gatwick and Horley

Southern train
Southern train

Rail commuters have experienced the first morning of major changes to Brighton to Victoria rush hour train services.

Southern Rail has made hundreds of changes to its service which aim to ‘improve performance’.

It has scheduled the 7.29am Brighton to London Victoria train service train to arrive three minutes later and no longer stop at Wivelsfield station.

It has also cancelled some services altogether for the new timetable.

Since Sunday the 6.56am service to Victoria, no longer runs from Brighton, but instead starts at Gatwick Airport station.

A Southern spokesman said: “This is not about one train. The new timetable includes hundreds of changes, all designed to improve performance across the whole of the Southern network. These changes will free up space to allow a more even spread of trains and make the timetable more resilient.

“We understand that many of our passengers will experience changes to their normal patterns, but these changes are being made so that punctuality improves across the whole of the Southern network.”

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