Southern Trains is to ban its passengers from using electronic cigarettes on its trains or at its stations from the 26th July.
The rail operator said the measure brings Southern and Gatwick Express services into line with the rules on Thameslink and Great Northern services. Southern and Gatwick Express will join the other two firms in the Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise at the end of July 2015.
Disruption on Gatwick Express between Brighton and Victoria due to derailed empty passenger train at Brighton.
Tickets being accepted on London Underground, South West Trains, Southeastern and local bus services
Gatwick Express services will not run until January 2. Network Rail will undertake vital improvement work at three locations on the network: replacing a major rail junction near Purley (north of Gatwick), upgrading signalling at Victoria and working on a new platform at Gatwick Airport station.
Southern, which operates operates Gatwick Express, will run a revised train and bus replacement service between London and Gatwick Airport between December 26 and January 1. Details of the revised services on this link.
Information on the Gatwick Express website:
Due to a major signalling problem caused by a cable fire near Brighton, Gatwick Express services will continue to operate between London Victoria and Gatwick, but will be extended to Three Bridges tonight.
On Saturday 22 December, Gatwick Express services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, stopping additionally at East Croydon in both directions on services between 0700-2100.