A RAIL operator is warning passengers to expect delays after announcing emergency engineering work.

Southern Rail has announced short notice engineering work is to take place between Haywards Heath and Brighton on Saturday night.

It comes after Network Rail discovered a defect to a set of points, movable sections of track, which need repairing.

Southern Rail is warning people to expect delays into Sunday morning.

A spokesman said: “To minimise disruption to journeys, this is taking place overnight, when a limited train service will run.

“From approximately 10pm on Saturday night until 9am on Sunday morning, Southern and Thameslink trains to and from Brighton will be amended.”

Trains will not call at the following stations:

  • Wivelsfield
  • Burgess Hill Hassocks
  • Preston Park

Most trains will run non-stop between Brighton and Haywards Heath via Lewes.