London Bus Strikes and Major Rail Disruptions 11 July

July 11, 2023

    Information about London bus strikes and major disruption across the Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink network

    Bus strikes – Arriva London North

    The strikes planned for Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July 2023 on Arriva London North bus services have been called off.


    National Rail

    Major disruption across the Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink network expected on 11 July until 16:00

    A number of incidents in the South of England are causing disruption to trains running on the Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink routes.

    Trains may be cancelled, severely delayed by up to 60 minutes or suspended.

    Major disruption is expected until 16:00.

    Customer Advice

    Your journey will be substantially disrupted if you are travelling on the following routes:

    • Between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport – this is due to a points failure blocking several lines near Three Bridges

    • Between Barnham, Horsham and Three Bridges – this is due to a cow having been struck by a train near Amberley

    It is not currently possible to travel on our services between Barnham, Horsham and Three Bridges. Please travel later today or use another route, if one is available in your area.

    If you are travelling through the Gatwick Airport area, you will need to leave at least 30-45 minutes of extra time to get to your destination, and you may also need to consider alternative options for your journey.

    Service changes:

    Gatwick Express services will be suspended.

    Southern services between Southampton Central / Portsmouth / Bognor Regis and London Victoria will be diverted via Hove, where possible, not stopping at stations between either Barnham or Ford and Three Bridges.

    Thameslink services will generally be unable to run between Horsham and Three Bridges. This will cause changes at short notice to a number of services.

    Thameslink services between Three Bridges and Bedford (via Redhill) will only run between Gatwick Airport and Bedford, not serving Three Bridges.

    Other Southern and Thameslink services in the area are likely to be delayed, and may be further amended.


    Source: TfL and National Rail