Passengers face disruption to their train journeys following the two-day shutdown on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Engineering work outside Victoria station in London and at Redhill means some trains will go to London Bridge instead of Victoria and won't stop at Clapham Junction on bank holiday Monday and Tuesday.

It means trains will not be stopping at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill as all three stations will be closed.

A bus service to and from Purley will be available to passengers requiring these stops.

There will also be no through Thameslink services from Sussex to Bedford as engineering work on the new Eurostar terminus at St Pancras continues.

All services will start to run down today from 7pm, ready for the total shutdown of services by 10pm.

A Sunday service will operate on December 27 and 28 with diversions on the Brighton line.

There will be no evening fast services between London and Brighton.

London Victoria trains will stop additionally at Streatham for passengers to connect to a bus service for Clapham Junction, which will run every 30 minutes.

A Saturday service will be in operation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week, with additional trains in the morning and evening peak periods.

On New Year's Day, a Saturday service will be in operation.

On January 2, a normal Sunday service will operate but there will be a bus replacement service for passengers travelling between Billingshurst and Horsham.

Redhill station will be closed until 3.30pm due to extended engineering works.

Normal weekday services will resume on January 3.

For more travel information and advice, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950, or Southern customer services on 08451 272920, or via the rail company's web site