Southern Suspends Local Services Due to Covid

Staff absences mean no trains out of Victoria for over a week

An empty platform at Balham station
An empty platform at Balham station. Picture: Network Rail

Rail company Southern has announced that it is suspending services out of London Victoria station at least until the 10 January.

This is in addition to a reduced service on all other routes until further notice owing to the significant ongoing impact of Coronavirus, particularly in terms of staff sickness.

The company hopes that by reducing the service it can provide more certainty over which trains will and will not run for those that are travelling and reduce unexpected cancellations.

There will be no Southern or Gatwick Express services at London Victoria, Battersea Park, Clapham Junction or Wandsworth Common until Monday 10 January.

Thameslink services to and from Brighton and Gatwick Airport will continue to serve London Bridge, London Blackfriars (and other Central London Thameslink stations.

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January 3, 2022

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