London trains: No trains running between London Victoria and East Croydon this weekend

There will be no trains between London Victoria and East Croydon today (October 16) or tomorrow due to important railway upgrades.

Network Rail is using the weekend to modernise the 1980s tracks and signals as part of a £160 million project to improve the reliability of South London transport.

However, there are alternative routes available.

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Southern trains that run between Victoria and East Croydon will be diverted to London Bridge and rail tickets will be accepted on London Underground services between London Victoria, London Bridge, and Balham, and on London buses between Balham and Streatham Hill.

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Train tickets will also be valid on South Western Railway services between Clapham Junction and London Waterloo.

A limited rail replacement bus service will run between East Croydon and Clapham Junction for local journeys.

“We’re working closely with Network Rail and other transport operators to make sure our customers can get where they need to be during this essential infrastructure modernisation programme, which is helping to improve the reliability of their train services,” said Chris Fowler, customer services director for Southern.

“If you’re travelling to or through South London this weekend, please check routes and times in advance, and please continue to follow government advice about face coverings.

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