Southern to stop late night trains from Victoria to East Croydon

Inside Croydon

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest reduction in rail services and how the Department for Transport has suppressed an official report into commuters’ months of misery

Just when you thought that the service on Southern Rail couldn’t get any worse… it is about to.

Later this month, Southern are to stop two of its overnight services between Victoria, East Croydon and onwards to Brighton, in an effort to, according to the rail operator, allow Network Rail to carry out essential track and signalling maintenance works in an uninterrupted manner through the night.

The withdrawal of the 01.00 and 04.00 trains out of Victoria on Sundays to Thursdays (Friday and Saturday will still provide the service for those making their wearing way home after a night on the town) will come as a bit of an inconvenience to shift and night workers, who will now have to schlep to Blackfriars…

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