ENGINEERS will work around the clock to complete a multi-million programme of work on the railways this bank holiday.

Some routes in Sussex will be affected across the three days, with Southern, Gatwick Express, and Thameslink rail services being subject to change.

Network Rail director John Halsall said: “I know passengers feel we are always working on the railway but the work we do really is essential, and bank holidays are simply the best time to do it, when the fewest people are travelling on our trains.

“Our route is the busiest in the country and we carry 510m passengers every year. The only way we can keep doing that reliably and safely is by constantly improving and renewing the railway and we really appreciate passengers’ patience while we do it.

“Train operators will be running as many trains as they can, but I would urge passengers to check before they travel.”

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