Some news from GTR on the East Grinstead line:


East Grinstead line re-opening after landslips


We are pleased to say that we are on track to reopen the East Grinstead line from Monday.

The railway has been closed between Lingfield and East Grinstead since 12 February when a railway embankment near Cookspond Viaduct, in Dormansland, began to slide. Since then, no fewer than five further sites have suffered landslips on the route and Network Rail has been working with BAM Nuttall to repair the line.

Travel information from Monday

The line will re-open on Monday 30 March for key workers and passengers where travel is absolutely essential. Although the impact of Coronavirus could cause delay to the final works taking place over the weekend.

Passengers needing to travel should check with Southern before travelling as a revised timetable is now in place.

The first train from East Grinstead to London Victoria will be the 06:12, this service and all others in the revised timetable are dependent on staff availability due to the Coronavirus.

We know this is a crucial time, with key workers relying on us to get to their jobs. We would like to thank customers for their patience during this essential work.


Kind regards


Paul Codd                                         Greg Thompson

GTR                                                    Network Rail