A four year project to modernise track and signalling on the railway lines into London Victoria Railway station is about to begin.
The £160m investment includes 93 modern LED signals along with new junctions and points.
The works is being completed in phases and the current phase is taking place at weekends between London Victoria, Clapham Junction and Balham, and the West London Lines from Clapham to Shepherds Bush.
On the following weekends there will be no trains running between London Victoria and East Croydon, with a limited bus service for location journeys to Clapham Junction.
- Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 February
- Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 February
- Saturday 1 – Monday 3 May (Bank Holiday weekend)
- Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 May
- Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 May
- Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 May
- Saturday 29 – Monday 31 May (Bank Holiday weekend)
- Sunday 6 June – no trains will run between Balham and Victoria
Further dates to follow once confirmed.
More information about the London Victoria Re-signalling programme can be found on the Network Rail website
Shaun King, route director, Sussex said: “It’s vital that we continue to modernise the rail network so that we can build back better, stronger and more reliable than ever before for passengers and freight users.”
“Much of the track and signalling in South London is more than 40 years old and it’s also some of the most intensively used in the country.”
“The work we are doing on the lines into Victoria over the next few years will keep passengers moving safely and reliably long into the future.”
Southern Customer Services Director Chris Fowler said: “The route to Victoria is one of our busiest and a signal failure or track fault here creates delays across the south east. That’s why we welcome Network Rail’s initiative and will support them by altering our train service and arranging alternative transport each weekend their engineers are working.”
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